Why do we Need to lay Weed Fabric?
Weeds are strong. In the right conditions weeds can break right through concrete simply by feeding off the moisture and light sourced through the tiniest of cracks.
If one is laying a path (see our project on Creating a Garden Path) or base of some kind in the garden, a roll of >weed fabric, also called landscaping fabric, is a cost worth laying out for.
Weed fabric is a very closely knit fabric made from polypropylene which will not rot in the ground. It is coloured black. Being so closely knit it will not allow light to penetrate beyond it. This will stop weeds growing through. It is however, dual purpose when used in construction as you will see from reading on.