Plantex® Premium by DuPont is a non-chemical weed barrier that lets soil and plants breathe while stopping weeds from growing up from below.
Plantex® is the original landscape fabric for weed control. It was the first product to be endorsed by Kew Gardens and is used by many professional landscapers. The unique structure allows air, water and nutrients through to the soil and plant roots. Plantex® effectively suppresses weeds.
There is no need for chemical-based weed killers when Plantex® provides long-lasting, highly effective weed control that is environmentally friendly and keeps weeds underground.
Ideal for use in hard and soft landscaping applications, Plantex® landscape fabric helps you maintain weed-free gardens, lawns, paths, patios, block paved drives and artificial turf.
Plantex® weed control is specifically designed for landscaping and has a proven 30-year history.
How To Install Plantex Premium?
Step 1: Prepare the soil and rake if necessary
Ensure all weeds are thoroughly removed from the installation area before laying Plantex® Premium weed control barrier.
Step 2: Roll out Plantex® Premium
For large areas, overlap Plantex® Premium at least 10 cm to prevent weed growth along the edges. Use Plantex® Anchor Pins or Bio Pins to secure the joins. Apply at least 2 pins per running meter. On large unplanted areas weigh down Plantex® Premium with stones or with the new plants to ensure that no movement occurs whilst planting through.
Step 3: Cut an “X” shape in Plantex® Premium
Using sharp scissors or a knife, make the cut either over an existing plant or at the position where the new plant is to go. Work Plantex® Premium gently over existing plants or plant through with new ones.
Step 4: Covering
Cover Plantex® Premium with at least a 5 cm layer of mulch e.g. bark, straw, gravel, decorative chippings etc. The top cover should be thick enough to fully cover the fabric, preventing sunlight from reaching the fabric. On the other side, it should not be too thick either so that the mulch may dry out on sunny days. This will slow down the decomposition of mulch.
N.B. Plantex® Premium must be covered. Plantex® Premium acts as a soil separator preventing the covering from mixing in with the soil. This means that less coverage is needed with Plantex® than with just a mulch. Plantex® Premium is strong, very light and versatile, but an insufficient mulch covering may lead to very aggressive weeds growing through.
Please Note: Our warranty is not valid if the passage of or contact with machines and/or equipment has taken place, for which our products are not suitable and which have resulted in a possible degradation of our products.