Commercial flower growers sometimes use landscape fabric to cut back on weeding. For the last two years I have been using DeWitt Contractor Select Landscape Fabric that I purchased at Northern Tool. I ordered two 6′ wide by 300′ rolls and haven’t looked back! I run drip line underneath the fabric and it helps me cut back on weeding, especially after I have established plants.
For most plants I have been using 9″ hole spacing. I created a template out of cardboard that I use to burn the holes in an efficient matter.
Now that they are all burned, I will be able to use them for years. It’s important to weigh down the fabric with bricks, cement blocks, etc. in addition to using your yard staples. Anything heavy you have laying around the yard will work. I learned my lesson after multiple high wind storms blew my fabric off. Next year I will double my blocks (there were more than in this picture!).
Have you used landscape fabric in your yard? Any tips to share?