Laying garden fleece - step by step instructions

Laying garden fleece is very easy if you observe a few important things. So that nothing goes wrong, here is a step-by-step guide.

Garden fleece is very useful

As you know, garden fleece is not just garden fleece. Because under the term garden fleece, different products are offered for a wide variety of uses. For example, there are foils and nonwovens that can serve as winter protection for plants, or weed fleece and growth foils.

No matter what type of garden fleece you choose, you should always pay attention to quality goods. A high-quality garden fleece works as a perfect source of heat and moisture for plants, thereby promoting their growth. Another advantage of quality goods is that the garden fleece can be used much longer and sometimes even several times.

Laying garden fleece - step by step instructions

Step 1:

Thoroughly clean the area to be installed by removing old roots and plants, weeds and rough stone work.

Step 2:

Then edit the surface e.g. with a rake to level it out to some extent.

Step 3:

Spread the garden fleece over the entire area. Adjacent nonwovens should overlap by about 10 centimeters. If necessary, attach the garden fleece using specially available floor anchors (e.g. available here). Such a fastening is essential, especially on slopes!

Step 4:

To plant plants, you have to use scissors to cut X-shaped openings in the garden fleece.

Step 5:

Finally, you must now cover the garden fleece with a layer of at least 5 centimeters thick, e.g. Cover pebbles, bark mulch, etc. (Reading tip: use the mulch correctly).

Lay weed fleece: my instructions in pictures

11. Clean the bed

In the first step, the bed is cleared of coarse debris such as larger stones, old roots and similar things and then leveled.

22. Prepare material

Above all, of course, you need the weed fleece (I bought this fleece). Also the above-mentioned floor anchors, scissors and cutter knives for cutting and I still had a small hammer to hit the floor anchors in the ground with little effort.

33. Lay weed fleece

Now you can get started and roll out the weed fleece. I first laid it out roughly and fixed it with a few paving stones so that the wind didn't blow the fleece away.

44. Position the floor anchor

I attached the ground anchors to the fleece edges at a distance of 1 - 2 meters ...

55. Sink the ground anchor with a hammer

... and finally sunk into the ground with a hammer blow.

66. Cut out obstacles

I cut out obstacles so that wild herbs get as little light as possible.

77. Curves and straight lines…

... can be cut very easily with scissors and a cutter knife. Overlaps should be approximately 10 cm.

88. Remove protective impregnation

Weed fleece is supplied by the manufacturer with a protective impregnation. Simply so that the fleece reaches the customer cleanly. After the first rain, this protective film comes off and the fleece becomes permeable to water. I created the pearl effect for this photo series with a garden hose. You don't have to do that ...

99. Bark mulch

Actually, you could already cut the weed fleece at the planting points in a cross shape and plant the plants. Since I didn't have any plants yet, I first applied bark mulch. You can also use pebbles or similar things later.

1010. Done

Again the hint: First plant the plants, then spread the top layer (bark mulch, pebbles, etc.). This is much more practical. 😉

1111. Planting

In autumn I planted the plants in the bed.

My special tip:

For example, if you lay a rot-proof garden fleece under paving stones or wooden planks, then ugly weeds will no longer grow through there! So this is an ideal way to e.g. Keep access roads, patios, pergolas, etc. free of weeds for many years. And of course you can also use garden fleece in greenhouses. This eliminates the annoying weeding.