How to install weed matting

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How to install weed matting

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Project Overview

Learn how easy it is to put down weed matting to control weeds in your garden. We’ll show you how to peg down the matting and add a layer of mulch to hold everything in place. Plus, a simple way to make holes for your plants to grow through. 
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Install weed matting on the garden
2 Put plants in through the weed matting
  • Step 1. Install weed matting on the garden

    First, remove all the weeds from the area you want to cover. Then roll out the weed mat onto your garden bed and cut it to size with scissors. Now peg it in place using either metal or plastic pegs. If your ground is a bit hard, you might need to use a hammer.

  • Step 2. Put plants in through the weed matting

    Now place each plant pot on top of the weed mat and trace a circle around it with your marker. Draw an “X” inside the circle and cut along those lines. Now fold back the four corners to make the hole for your plant. Once you have done all your planting, finish by covering the matting with 5-10cm of mulch.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Dust mask
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Scissors
  • White marker

Materials

  • Mulch
  • Weed mat
  • Metal pegs
  • Plastic pegs
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