Weed Control Fabric (Homebase 1x15m £13.99) 1 x 20m ONLY £3.99 @ Home Bargains - HotUKDeals
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Well I went to Homebase after work to get some weed control fabric, only had one which was 1x15m and cost £13.99

Later I popped into my local home bargains to get some bit and bats then spotted a 1x20m roll of the same stuff for £3.99

Did a quick search on the internet

Wickes (20m) = £13.59
B&Q (12m) = £13.98
Wilkinsons (25m) = £16.00
Screwfix (14m) = £7.99

So seems like a good deal to me
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#1
great deal, is this the stuff that kew gardens use and has a 25 years life on it.
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I dunno mate it's first time I have used it hence why I paid £13.99 for it at homebase, will be going back for a refund tomorrow thou.
#3
But if you have monsters in the back garden i would suggest plastic as i have this in mine. All the hardy weeds have broken through as its very thin.
5 Likes #4
I thought the image was a Light-sabre, strike down those rebel weeds....LOL
#5
Want to kill everythin first. Bang a shed load of salt down then put the fabric down. Can buy 3kg for bout £1.50 at most supermarkets(salt that is). I go for a kg a sqm. :)
2 Likes #6
sconie
I thought the image was a Light-sabre, strike down those rebel weeds....LOL

Please tell me you didn even bother reading the description and jus clicked on it? Love the thought of someone going to what they think is a cracking deal on a light-sabre and ended up lookin at weed control fabric. :D
#7
As Niknax said, don't begin to assume this stuff will work 100%. Grass and weeds can and will grow through it. It's then much more of a pain than just the grass or weeds would be without the fabric.

1. There's lots of different types/grades. I have no idea what Home Bargains is selling so not voting.

2. If you do use this stuff use a double layer.
3 Likes #8
First off, dont salt your garden if you ever have even the remotest intentions of letting stuff grow again, it wont for years as it pentrates the soil and stops most stuff growing.

Secondly, any weed fabric is not a means to an end, it will do a job but anything light can get through will be vunerable to growth.

Pull up what you can first, double layer this stuff as its cheap enough, then cover with some cheap bark or gravel.

Regardless of thickness, voting hot as its cheap enough to double/triple layer compared to thicker fabric prices
#9
big8yearold
Want to kill everythin first. Bang a shed load of salt down then put the fabric down. Can buy 3kg for bout £1.50 at most supermarkets(salt that is). I go for a kg a sqm. :)

Not a good idea using salt unless you want an empty garden.
#10
Well, if I can save someone the bother - DONT - buy this stuff, I think it actually encouraged the weeds to grow when I put it down, and when the weeds have forced themselves tightly into the mesh it's harder to get them out without pulling the whole mat up with them!!
Don't do it - really
#11
Home bargains have had this in for a while. I got some last year and it is the thin stuff, but I still use it as its cheap. Grass does tend to grow through it! and when you pull the grass up.. the fabric comes up with the roots, tearing it. If you want to keep the weeds away from areas such as paths n drives.. your best to go to your builders yard and pay the price for some decent stuff that will last for many years.. If you cant efford it then this stuff will need to be triple layered to get the same effect but wont last as long with it breaking down. Also with the weight of walking on it, gravel will tear through it. Its good for mulching around plants but use several layers and a really thick mulch layer to stop any light getting through. I found cardboard covered in mulch was just as effective.
#12
Don't buy this crap, invest in some decent woven plastic geo-textile material (its £50 for 100*1m on ebay).

This sort of stuff - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2M-x-50M-GARDEN-LANDSCAPE-MEMBRANE-Weed-Stop-Fabric-Sheet-Driveway-Geotextile-/120866121301?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item1c242ea655#ht_2923wt_1037


Edited By: jonohanson on Jun 21, 2012 12:19: typo
#13
Got this stuff under the gravel in my front garden. The weeds just grow straight through it!
#14
I've used the cheap stuff (B&Q) in the past and agree with the comments about weeds still growing back through but harder to pull out...
#15
I used this as a privacy shield on my fence. It makes it harder for people to see into my garden but is thin enough for the wind to blow right through it. Its been up for 15 months now and no tears or anything. It even survived the 97mph winds we had up here during the winter. Its lasted longer than my neighbours crap reed privacy roll thing and does a decent job
#16
Concrete.
It's the future.
1 Like #17
I have never known anyone use the stuff with success! I used a old gel back carpet out of the local curry house. Did the job and smells like balti lol
#18
1.99 pound at family bargains for 1,5m * 8m...
#19
simate
big8yearold
Want to kill everythin first. Bang a shed load of salt down then put the fabric down. Can buy 3kg for bout £1.50 at most supermarkets(salt that is). I go for a kg a sqm. :)
Not a good idea using salt unless you want an empty garden.

do want an empty garden. salt is the way forward i tells ya!!!!!!!

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