I LOVE this weed block paper. I use the 48" heavy-duty, creped paper on my raised garden beds. I used to use the plain/flat paper, but the scrunch of this paper gives it some flexibility--so much easier to work with.
Each Spring: Before laying out the paper, I like to add any soil amendments to my garden (compost). Then I cut and lay out a sheet of weedblock on each of my garden beds. Next I cover with a thin layer of peat or coconut coir. (You have to do this to hold the paper in place--especially at the edges. It also seems to last longer when covered.) It's easier to poke holes or spaces in the paper for planting if the paper is damp. The soil stays healthy and happy underneath. Plants thrive. My weeding time is reduced by 80-90%! By the end of the season, the paper is mostly decomposed, and it's fully decomposed by next spring. This paper is better and more economical than any other mulch I've ever tried--even with the expense of peat/coconut coir. I'm so glad I found this product. I only wish more people knew about it.
We purchased multiple rolls of this paper to use for weed suppression at our Hop farm. We needed to cut holes to meet the 36" plant spacing, and that was arduous, but still better at weed suppression than anything else I have used. The crepe design helps flex over the mound and it lasted and then dissolved as if on a clock: perfect for our growing season. Five stars+.
I have used this heavy duty paper for the last 3 years in my Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) market garden. It almost eliminates all wedding and insect activity is also reduced. I wish I had started using it sooner. I don't burry the sides. I merely put it under my path coverings then lay old gutter rails down to keep the wind from picking it up on a newly planted bed. Once the plants grow out, the rails get moved to other gardens and sand is placed on top of the path coverings.This system practically eliminates all wedding and saves hours of labor.
East Tennessee Grower
I have been using this paper ever since it came in the 60 inch width. It fits my raised beds perfectly. Easy to lay and plant through and lasts the whole season even with some heavy watering. I use two by fours instead of dirt to secure the edges my beds and they work extremely well. In the fall I till the remainder in and let it compost until spring. It takes a 250 foot roll each year for my garden area. The best garden investment I make. By the way I am trying to leave a five star rating but don't know if it is registering. The stars keep moving around!
This product has worked beautifully for the last two or three years excellent weed control
manager, Weezy's Garlic, Spiuces and More
I just placed an order today for 4 more rolls. The below picture was from last year and our strawberries are doing fantastic. Our weeding time dropped from 4 weeks to 3 days. Thank you for making such a great product and saving my back. We laid the paper down by hand with my quad holding the roll. The berry plants were already in the ground. It took a day to lay out the 1500'.
Luna Farms, 2017
"It is a great product. I have a small garden, so I did not use all of the roll, but I will always use WeedGuardPlus to keep weeds down in my vegetable garden."
- Larry M.
I appreciate your level of customer service and interest in my experience with your product.
I used the product in a clean seed bed to plant tomato and pepper transplants into. Using an "X" cut, i transplanted seedlings into 4" square hole. The area planted into has a high weed seed load. Unfortuantely, after two weeks, aggressive thistles had push up and through the paper. Frustratingly, I had to remove the Weedguard and hand weed the thistle and other weeds to save the plants. I do not attribute this issue to inferior product, rather a very aggressive thistle population that was determined to find daylight.
On a more positive note, I am a competitive giant pumpkin grower. I transplanted giant pumpkin seedlings into a 4' x 4' square of weedguard, using the same 4" square cut hole as described above. This area did not exhibit the intense thistle pressure as the above location and resulted in a well managed, clean perimeter surrounding the base of the giant pumpkin plants. I'm very pleased with this outcome and intend to utilize the product in this fashion henceforth. Not having to compact or disturb the soil area around the base of the pumpkin seedlings was a great benefit to their establishment. The dark color of the paper also allowed the seedling and soil absorb and retain heat during the cool spring weather up here in northern WI.
Its a great product and I look forward to future experiences with it!
- Joe A.
I have had one of the best, if not the best tomato crops this year. My complaint with the weed guard is that it did not last very long, about 45 days and completely disintegrated.
- Pete M.
My purchase of WeedGuardPlus 100% biodegradable mulch has been a good experience. I was not able to use it in a Spring planting, but my summer garden has worked out well with minimal weed care. I am gardening for only one person and have it in various spots. This year is the first that I have had pole beans and it has been a delight.
My Garden May 2015
- Mary B.
It is working quite well for me and my garden. I put it down and then put grass clippings on top. Weed free garden, berries and such (more).
- Bonnie M.