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Get sheers at thrift shops, super cheap.
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https://www.homedepot.ca/product/vigoro ... 1001188003

Vigoro 4 ft. x 50 ft. 3-Layer Technology Grid Weed Control Fabric
Model # VP04B50G|Store SKU # 1001188003
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Catsumi wrote: Jun 26th, 2022, 7:56 pm I never had good luck with the landscape fabric at any price….tore and ripped as I fiddled around…. weeds grew on top of it just fine in top of it even with no soil present….and mixed with rocks just made matters worse.
You can't possibly tear the landscaping fabric I use accidentally. I have to use a utility knife or scissors to cut it where I want it to be cut. Where I've used it to line the bottom of a bed, no weeds have ever come up through it.

Most of mine's covered in sharp landscaping rocks, which get walked on. No holes, even after years of use, and no weeds coming up through it. Dirt can build up on top of it, though, allowing seeds to take root, and these sometimes cling to the top surface of the fabric. After several years of silt collecting on top, I've had to rake back the rocks, pull up the fabric and wipe off the cobwebby roots, then I put the landscaping fabric right back down again and keep using it.
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alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 10:51 am https://www.homedepot.ca/product/vigoro ... 1001188003

Vigoro 4 ft. x 50 ft. 3-Layer Technology Grid Weed Control Fabric
Model # VP04B50G|Store SKU # 1001188003
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$19.98 / each
Here's what I use:
https://www.sandstonelandscapingsupplie ... gory_id=15

Oddly, it doesn't give the roll width. As I recall, it's about 6'? Might be wider.
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rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 11:29 am
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 10:51 am https://www.homedepot.ca/product/vigoro ... 1001188003

Vigoro 4 ft. x 50 ft. 3-Layer Technology Grid Weed Control Fabric
Model # VP04B50G|Store SKU # 1001188003
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$19.98 / each
Here's what I use:
https://www.sandstonelandscapingsupplie ... gory_id=15

Oddly, it doesn't give the roll width. As I recall, it's about 6'? Might be wider.
No price, no size, or where to purchase, listed.
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rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 11:29 am
Here's what I use:
https://www.sandstonelandscapingsupplie ... gory_id=15

Oddly, it doesn't give the roll width. As I recall, it's about 6'? Might be wider.
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 11:49 am No price, no size, or where to purchase, listed.
From the link posted by rustled ...
$1.00/foot
$265.00/roll

Store pickup
Sandstone Landscaping Supplies
1945 Government St. Penticton BC

ETA - 6' wide, full roll is 300 ft.
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I always found the LF didn't last worth beans
but in the day I'm sure no one used anything
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oneh2obabe wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:08 pm
rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 11:29 am
Here's what I use:
https://www.sandstonelandscapingsupplie ... gory_id=15

Oddly, it doesn't give the roll width. As I recall, it's about 6'? Might be wider.
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 11:49 am No price, no size, or where to purchase, listed.
From the link posted by rustled ...
$1.00/foot
$265.00/roll

Store pickup
Sandstone Landscaping Supplies
1945 Government St. Penticton BC
How long and how wide is that "roll"?

If you think I am going to drive to Penticton to buy landscape fabric at ant price, you are wrong.
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Can also use a heavy-duty tarp or corrugated cardboard. Couple of years ago saw a lady coming out of the grocery store with 2 full carts of broken down cardboard boxes. Chuckled and asked if she was moving. She said no, she uses them for killing weeds and grass in areas she wants to put flower beds. Explained that she puts down 2 or 3 layers of cardboard, making sure they overlap, then covers with a fine layer of dirt/soil and mulch. Said she did that at her previous home and 5 years later still no weeds.
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alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:16 pm
oneh2obabe wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:08 pm

From the link posted by rustled ...
$1.00/foot
$265.00/roll

Store pickup
Sandstone Landscaping Supplies
1945 Government St. Penticton BC
How long and how wide is that "roll"?

If you think I am going to drive to Penticton to buy landscape fabric at ant price, you are wrong.
It's sold by the foot. oneh2obabe added the dimensions to her post. (thx, oneh2obabe)

I'm sure it's available for a similar price somewhere near you.
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rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:30 pm
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:16 pm

How long and how wide is that "roll"?

If you think I am going to drive to Penticton to buy landscape fabric at ant price, you are wrong.
It's sold by the foot. oneh2obabe added the dimensions to her post. (thx, oneh2obabe)

I'm sure it's available for a similar price somewhere near you.
Is that square foot or lineal foot? IF so, how wide is the material?
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alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:39 pm
rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:30 pm
It's sold by the foot. oneh2obabe added the dimensions to her post. (thx, oneh2obabe)

I'm sure it's available for a similar price somewhere near you.
Is that square foot or lineal foot? IF so, how wide is the material?
I'd guess $1 a lineal foot. Been a while since I've had to buy it. It's probably 6' wide. Amazon sells it different sizes AND different weights:
https://www.amazon.ca/Happybuy-Landscap ... 2070&psc=1
I think you'd likely find it by the foot at a local landscaping company, too.
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rustled wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 1:03 pm
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 12:39 pm

Is that square foot or lineal foot? IF so, how wide is the material?
$1 a lineal foot. It's probably 6' wide. Amazon sells it different sizes AND different weights:
https://www.amazon.ca/Happybuy-Landscap ... 2070&psc=1
I think you'd likely find it by the foot at a local landscaping company, too.
Everybody around here sells it by the roll. Each of varying widths from 16" - 72".

Who wants to roll off 40 feet of 72" cloth and cut it into 16" strips to cover those tiny little gardens between the house and the sidewalk?

At any rate, I wouldn't drive to Rona to save $0.05/sq/ft on landscape cloth.
RSI 6 ft. Commercial All Weather Landscaping Ground Covering Rolls-150 ft.
$229.00 / each

RSI 6 ft. Commercial All Weather Landscaping Ground Covering Rolls-300 ft.
$359.00 / each
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/rsi-6- ... 1001162360

Such a petty argument.....
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alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 1:17 pm
Everybody around here sells it by the roll. Each of varying widths from 16" - 72".
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Art Knapps sells it from large rolls and you can buy as much as you want.

Other products like sunshade material too.
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Bsuds wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 3:24 pm
alanjh595 wrote: Jun 27th, 2022, 1:17 pm
Everybody around here sells it by the roll. Each of varying widths from 16" - 72".
Art Knapps sells it from large rolls and you can buy as much as you want.

Other products like sunshade material too.
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So is that $1/ft for 3 ' or 6' wide?
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