Spunbond Landscape Fabric Keeps the Soil Moist
Soil is where plant roots get most of the moisture and nutrients, that they need to thrive, and good moisture content in soil is an important measure of a healthy growing medium.
A landscaping fabric layer acts as a barrier reducing the evaporating effect on the sun. The fabric will still allow for some evaporation but assist in ensuring that a level of moisture remains in the soil to keep the moist, allowing, plants will grow quicker and healthier.
The retention of moisture in the soil will also make the growing process easier, requiring less frequent watering and attention.
Spunbond Landscape Fabric Helps with Settling
Over time, sediments like rocks can sink into the soil; this process is known as settling. Settling of rocks in the soil can lead to an increase in the soil temperature which could be hazardous to plants, essentially leading to dehydration. Plant dehydration will mean more frequent watering cycles to prevent the plants from dying.
The use of landscaping fabric will prevent rocks from getting packed down into the soil because of the fabric’s thickness.
Spunbond Landscape Fabric is Cost-Effective
High-quality landscape fabric can last for many years, reducing the need to continuously replace the fabric. It is also very important to select the correct landscape fabric for the intended application to ensure effectiveness and longevity.
Spunbond Landscape Fabric is Better Than Plastic Sheets
Nonwoven spunbond used as landscape fabric is not the same as the extruded plastic sheets. The key difference is that spunbond has small pores in the fabric that allows the fabric to breathe and allow water to pass through to keep the soil moist and healthy. Plastic extruded sheets do not contain these pores, so water can only reach the soil through holes cut out for the plants to grow through.
With spunbond landscape fabric, the entire roll is full of pores ensuring areas that are not even holding a plant can still absorb water in turn making great bedding for plants.
Spunbond Landscape Fabric Provides Temperature Control
As mentioned already, spunbond landscape fabric acts as a sun blocker so in the heat of the summer the effects of the harsh sun beating down on plants are lessened, and the soil is kept cooler.
Temperature control is also enhanced because there is less evaporation under the landscape fabric and the increased moisture in the soil prevents the temperature from rising too high for the plants.
While there are some plant species that do like a lot of sunshine, there is a good reason for the roots being below the soil surface and that is to keep them away from the heat and in cool moist soil.
Spunbond Landscape Fabric is Easy to Use
Unlike other landscaping installations, spunbond landscape fabric is exceptionally easy to install, adding to the cost-effectiveness because there is no need to hire a professional in most cases.
Landscape fabric installation can be done in just a few hours depending on the size of the garden or plantation.
VitaTex is a manufacturer of high-quality Polypropylene Spunbond Fabric which is both eco-friendly and 100% recyclable.
VitaTex Spunbond fabric is used in many sectors including agriculture where fabrics are used for weed prevention, frost and insect protection and many other applications. Our fabrics are tried and tested in South Africa and around the world.
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Yes, Spunbond landscape fabric can be used on slopes or hillsides, however, it is important to properly install the fabric and use appropriate fasteners to secure it in place to prevent it from sliding or shifting.
Yes, Spunbond landscape fabric will allow water and air to pass through it to varying levels depending on the thickness of the material.
Yes, Spunbond landscape fabric can be used in vegetable gardens. It can help to prevent weeds from growing and can also help to conserve moisture in the soil, which can be beneficial for vegetable plants.
Yes, Spunbond weed block landscape fabric can be used in conjunction with mulch or other ground cover materials. The fabric should be installed first, and then the mulch or other ground cover material can be laid on top of it.
The longevity of Spunbond weed block landscape fabric will depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of the material, the installation method, and the type of climate in which it is used.