Landscape material, by means of of slender, cloth-like woven or spun polypropylene, can assist you fend off weeds in planting beds with minimum work. Sometimes called a “geo-textile,” landscape material is a marked improvement over simple black-plastic sheet mulch as it’s more tough, allows water right through to to the soil beneath, and is less slippery under foot. The material is typically installed in one or more rows over a planting bed, using the edges pinned down with steel landscape staples. Once installed, before you top it using a layer of stone or natural mulch to get a look that’s sure to enhance your house curb appeal — you will need to cut holes in the landscape material for crops — usually shrubs or perennials.
Lay your crops out in addition to the landscape material and shift them about till they can be positioned as they are wanted by you — be certain to consult planting tags for spacing that was sufficient. Because every hole is a gap where a weed could develop you do not want to make more cuts in the materials than required.
Measure the diameter of every plant pot, or just eye-ball it.
Cut an “X” through the landscape material using a utility knife at every planting site. Make each line in the “X” twice provided that the diameter of the plant pot.
Fold the factors -shaped cuts straight back beneath the cloth, leaving an area that is square for digging.