High Tunnels & Hoop Houses
Hoop houses and high tunnels provide ideal growing conditions – not only for plants, but for weeds, too! Once they blow in through open doors or piggy-back on plants or equipment, they can thrive. They’ll compete with your crops for nutrients, moisture and space.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly solution, rule out black plastic and chemical herbicides. And manual weeding is both expensive and time-consuming.
The answer: WeedGuardPlus. Our biodegradable paper weedblock is effective, affordable, and especially well-suited to high tunnel and hoop house growing.
Overhead Watering. Unlike black plastic, which requires drip irrigation, porous WeedGuardPlus allows for overhead watering. It’s specifically formulated to maintain its integrity even when wet.
Healthy Root Development. Its porous nature also allows for healthy root development, unlike black plastic that can “cook” roots, especially with the elevated temperatures of controlled growing environments.
100% Biodegradable. WeedGuardPlus slowly decomposes over the course of the growing season. After you harvest, it can be incorporated right into the soil, adding beneficial organic matter. What’s more, you save on the costs of removing and disposing of black plastic.
A Choice of Options. We offer a variety of products for different needs. Those of greatest benefit to high tunnel and hoop house production include:
- Organic Rolls For manual application, our Light Weight Organic Rolls will work well when growing under cover, and save you money at the same time. For machine application, choose our Standard Weight Creped product. Both are OMRI Listed.
- Organic Pre-Punched Rolls save time with pre-punched planting holes, available in a variety of configurations. They’re also OMRI Listed.
- Fertilizer-Enriched WeedGuardPlus incorporates a slow-release fertilizer right into the weed block, feeding your plants while simultaneously preventing weeds.
Easy to Apply. All of our products are easy to apply manually, and our creped products are ideal for machine application. Follow the simple instructions, and watch your crops thrive, free of competition from weeds!