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Verve Black Polypropylene Weed control fabric, (L)30m (W)1m
- 3 years Guarantee
- For helping to suppress and control weed growth
Features and benefits
Effectively suppresses and controls weed growth. Heavy duty making it suitable for use for driveways
- High strength to stabilise soil under driveways and paving
- Capable of handling pedestrian and vehicular traffic
- Allows water to drain through, whilst still offering outstanding weed suppression.
Works well, but beware of the cat problem!
Gnipperella - 10 months ago
I used this product last year to cover the soil in my small front garden. Then I added 3 inches of gravel on top, and planted decorative grasses through cuts in the membrane.
A year later, the membrane has worked well, in that no weeds have come through it, and rainwater can still penetrate the membrane to nourish the roots of the grasses.
However, an unforeseen problem has arisen. All the local cats are using the gravel as a toilet. Obviously they are attracted by the gravel rather than the membrane, but the membrane has made the problem worse. This is because although I clear out the solid waste every day, any deposits I miss are unable to biodegrade into the soil underneath. Instead they stay between the gravel and the membrane, in a horrible slimy, smelly mess. It's not the membrane, the gravel or even the cat poo that's the real problem, but the combination of the three. I imagine that any other type of membrane would be the same.
I have tried every cat-repellent spray, gel, powder and ultrasonic scarer, but nothing deters them. Instead of an attractive gravel garden, I seem to have created a large, open-air community cat litter tray. So, if you are thinking of putting gravel above this product, you may wish to take this into consideration.