The control of weeds in landscape maintenance through the use of solid black plastic polyethelene is discussed, and it is noted that both woven and nonwoven geotextiles are being evaluated as alternatives to solid black plastic. The majority being used are composed of polypropylene, though a few are composed of polyester. Manufacturers concede that while the geotextiles can be effective in suppressing growth of annual, grassy and boradleaf weeds, suppression of perennial weeds is considerably more difficult. The maximizing of geotextile weed suppression effectiveness is discussed. Recommendations are given for landscapers using geotextiles.

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    Industrial Fabrics Association International

    345 Cedar Building, Suite 450
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101-1088
  • Authors:
    • Appleton, B
    • Derr, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM