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Use Landscape Pins and Staples to Prevent Gaps in Your Garden’s Landscape Fabric

Updated: Jun. 24, 2019

Stop landscape fabric from wandering

Man uses lawn staples to install landscape fabricFamily Handyman
Sections of landscape fabric often pull apart after winter or heavy rainfall, allowing weeds to grow. Landscape fabric staples will hold the fabric in place and prevent future problems.

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Staple all edges

How to use landscape fabric: Overlap seams

Overlap adjoining pieces of fabric, then push the staples through both pieces and into the ground.

Lawn Staples

Staples are available wherever landscape fabric is sold. They’re long and stiff enough to hold fabric in place through heavy rains and winter freezes.

Problem: Landscape fabric that wanders
The seams in landscape fabric in planting beds often open between sections.

How to use landscape fabric solution:
Landscape fabric staples. You’ll find them right next to the fabric in stores, but most people don’t bother to use them. Make sure the edges of the fabric overlap by at least 3 in. And don’t skimp on the staples; place them about 16 in. apart. Anchor landscape fabric at seams and around the perimeter with staples. In hard soil, start the staples by hand and then push them in with your foot.

Required Materials for this how to install landscape fabric project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • Landscape fabric staples