If you’re searching for the best weed mat and are faced with a number of different options and you’re not sure which to choose, you should first think about why you need the non-woven weed mat and what you will be using it for. This will help you to determine the type of weed mat to choose.
Some people choose to use paper as a solution for blocking weeds but this actually does little to help to block weeds and is a really unhealthy solution for your crops or gardens. Paper does not allow for good water drainage and air permeability. It is often a very short term solution
Weed mat made from best quality raw materials is a much better option to block weeds as it allows for good water penetration and air permeability to your soil or crops and it definitely looks better too! The best weed mat will allow for moisture, fertilisers and air to reach plants and allow for healthy soil and this is exactly what Weed Gunnel does. Paper does not allow for this to happen. You can’t fertilise plants through newspapers! But as Weed Gunnel is a permeable weed mat all water soluble nutrients pass through to the soil.
Some people use old carpet, upside down. This is another big mistake and is another unhealthy option as an alternative to non-woven weed mat. If the carpet you are using has been pre-used, who knows what it has been contaminated with through cleaning, laying and removing. Foreign chemicals are bad for plants and don’t do anything to combat weeds.
The best kind of weed mat you should use should been manufactured from the best quality raw materials and nothing less. This is the best option for your soil and plants. It is ideal for all kinds of plants, crops, gardens and horticulture and Weed Gunnel will keep those pesky weeds away. Just ask our customers why they moved from newspaper, carpet and other primitive forms of weed blocker over to Weed Gunnel!
Securing Weed Mat in place
Although at Weed Gunnel we don’t supply the service of installing your weed mat, we have a lot of partners and customers who do! These customers give us some amazing feedback on securing weed mat in place and innovative ways that they are securing Weed Gunnel in place for the optimal effect. From this insight, we can give you some tips on the best way to secure your weed mat in place.
How you secure your weed mat will depend on where you are securing it and what crops or plants you are securing the weed mat around but Weed Gunnel is the best non-woven weed mat to assist you with blocking weeds regardless of how you are securing it.
There are two different types of pins that you can use to secure your weed mat in place. The first is a plastic barbed pin which at Weed Gunnel we can supply you with and with only the specific amount that you need to avoid wastage. After all, we are very much about preserving the environment.
Plastic barbed pins are 150mm in length and are used predominately for securing Weed Gunnel to the ground is tilled soil conditions. There is a pin suitable for all soil conditions so if this is not the pin for you then there is other options available. Weed Gunnel and our accessories can be customised and used for all different purposes!
Wire hold down pins are another option and can increase the longevity of the Weed Gunnel fabric and make for blocking weeds all season round! They are 145mm long which is a little shorter than the plastic barbed pins and are to be used in undisturbed soil situations. Now just to determine which one is right for you! Call us today at Weed Gunnel and we can help you decide on the best pins to secure the best weed mat you will ever buy.
How to install weed mat
Want tips on how to install weed mat? Don’t just install any weed mat, make sure you are installing Weed Gunnel which is the most effective, permeable and organic certified weed mat available to farmers, landscapers, fruit growers and home gardeners.
Although Weed Gunnel do not provide the service of installing the product that we provide, we are all about customer service and assisting our customers to have the very best experience possible when they purchase our organic certified weed mat – the only kind that is certified organic that you can purchase.
Once again, the way that you install organic Weed Gunnel Australia will depend on the purpose for installing and what you are utilising our permeable weed blocker for. But, because Weed Gunnel Australia is easy to cut, it also means that it will not fray. Weed Gunnel Australia also cuts your weed mat into custom sizes and we also cut the slits to the lengths you require also to make planting quicker and easier.
Whether you are covering a small area in your home to prevent weeds or you have 1000 acres of crops you must first remove the existing weeds. With Weed Gunnel Australia, when rolling out your weed mat you do not have to cut the slits, these are already done for you to your specifications.
Affix your Weed Gunnel with either the plastic or metal pins once laid and this will ensure that the best weed mat will not move. Because your slits are already cut, all you need to do now is put your plants into the slits and you are done! Your plants will thrive in the permeable weed mat, without competition from weeds.
Weed Gunnel Australia saves you time and who would have thought while saving time you could also be environmentally friendly, that doesn’t happen everywhere! Get in contact with Weed Gunnel Australia today if you’re sick of wasting time and want to reap the rewards of an organically certified product.
Why is Weed Gunnels permeable weed mat different?
There is a lot of choice on the market for weed matting to assist in blocking weeds in your gardens and on your farms. We get calls from customers all of the time saying they have purchased our permeable weed mat, from larger retailers, when in fact, they have purchased something that may look like it but is not Weed Gunnel. Other weed mat may look very similar, but may not only be made from a different raw material, they are usually not permeable, UV stabilised or certified for organic growers.
These customers may feel as though they have been ripped off and this is another reason why we have kept our sales in-house, rather than being stocked in large stores to maintain our point of difference and ensure our customers are getting what ask for and not a product that will only look similar.
Weed Gunnels permeable weed mat allows liquids to pass through very easily, making it different from other thick weed matting. This is paramount for blocking weeds but still allowing all of the nutrients in fertilisers, air and moistures to reach the soil and plants.
Weed Gunnel is cost effective because of it’s a degradable properties. By being degradable, Weed Gunnel lasts longer than biodegradable forms of permeable weed mat and therefore does not need to be replaced as often while still having a positive impact on the environment. By using Weed Gunnel, it is also cost effective in reducing the amount of expensive herbicides that you would normally buy to prevent weeds from forming.
Weed Gunnel is time efficient by reducing the amounts of work you have to do to block weeds. It also reduces plant loss due to damage which can be caused by mechanical weed control, resulting in the need for re-planting. We are also able to pre-cut slits into your permeable weed mat, meaning you don’t have to waste time doing this! Weed Gunnels time and cost efficiency is the reason why it is the superior permeable weed mat on the market right now.
Why Weed Gunnel is degradable and not biodegradable
Although the words degradable and biodegradable can be easily confused, there is a specific reason why Weed Gunnel Australia is a degradable weed mat.
The biodegradable weed mat is made from post-consumer waste and will generally last only a couple of months. Biodegradable by definition means that it is capable of being decomposed by bacteria and other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution. This breakdown should take place within approx. 3 months. From this definition alone, we can see that the cost and time effectiveness of the biodegradable weed mat is already posing a problem as it is quite obvious the biodegradable weed mat will need to be replaced frequently.
Weed Gunnel Australia’s degradable weed mat does take into account the time and cost effectiveness of blocking weeds. Especially for farmers in Australia, ensuring that their crops are cared for year round while reducing costs of maintaining their land is a big deal.
While degradable by definition, still does mean something that breaks down but the time it takes to do so far outweighs that of the biodegradable products. Because the degradable weed mat cannot be broken down by water and moisture, it is going to block weeds for a lot longer. Meaning that a degradable weed mat option still means that you are contributing to an environmentally friendly form of farming while ensuring your costs in doing so remain low.
Weed Gunnels degradable weed mat will hang around long enough to do its job in blocking weeds but will then degrade over time. A biodegradable weed mat option will see you replacing your weed mat every couple of months but a degradable weed mat option means this time is extended to a few years.
We can assure customers that our degradable weed mat has gone through rigorous testing by the QLD University of Physical Sciences to ensure that no harmful toxins or heavy metal are released in the final break down of the weed mat, but the best bit is that it just takes a little longer to break down, helping you block weeds for longer.
How can we be the only product on the market that is certified organic?
A lot of people now are looking for an organic option to just about anything. They are changing their mindset and their direction, looking toward ways they can help the environment in their homes and business.
But while purchasing organic products is good, they also still need to be cost and time effective and how do you even know that the product you are buying is actually organic or has organic certification, as an allowed input for organic growers.
Our weed mat is certified organic and it is the only product of its kind on the market. Weed Gunnel, the organic certified weed blocker is a registered allowed input with the ACO. The organic weed mat is therefore perfect for organic registered farmers right across the country who are looking for an organic solution to blocking their weeds.
Being an organic certified weed blocker means that Weed Gunnel will not damage or harm the soil structure of the area where you are blocking weeds. By having this certification, customers of Weed Gunnel can be assured that our organic weed mat is suitable to be used in certified organic production systems.
Under this scheme, both active and inactive ingredients in the organic registered weed blocker need to be accessed before it is certified as an organic product. There is no mistake where perhaps one material or ingredient may be certified but the product still contains others that are not. Weed Gunnel, an organic weed mat is 100% organic certified by Australian Certified Organic. AI452.
So if you are moving towards a more chemical free and organic mode of farming or even looking to do so just in your own home, Weed Gunnels organic certified weed mat is the only option for you. To find out more about Allowed Inputs and Approved Products Registration, you can visit the website: https://aco.net.au
Revegetation and Farm Forestry Plant Protection with Weed Gunnel
Weed Gunnel Australia is becoming known for many applications other than just for growers or home landscapers. Weed Gunnel Australia is the perfect choice for farm forestry plant protection and for weed control for revegetation also.
Australia is a member of the World Trade Organisation and therefore is obliged to ensure that anything relating to plant health is measured based on science and applied only to the extent necessary to protect plant life or health (among other things).
By being a completely organic certified product, Weed Gunnel Australia assists in farm forestry plant protection and weed control for revegetation according to and under the rules of the International Plant Protection Convention.
When native vegetation is highly degraded or has been totally cleared so that natural regeneration is no longer possible, revegetation is necessary to reinstate native vegetation and habitat. At Weed Gunnel Australia, our organic weed blocker can be used to assist with natural revegetation and is the most environmentally friendly way to do so.
In addition, the health of Australia’s plants and trees is essential to the long-term viability of Australia’s agriculture. At Weed Gunnel Australia, we are able to assist in this viability of farm forestry plant protection by being able to provide a weed blocker that also protects the environment, while still doing it’s job in controlling weeds.
Weed Gunnel is also a sustainable choice for both farm forestry plant protection and for revegetation due to its cost and time effective nature of both governmental and private operations in these areas. Along with the organisations who work hard for weed control for revegetation and farm forestry plant protection, Weed Gunnel Australia are working towards a better, more environmentally friendly option for getting rid of these pesky weeds and promoting growth of native trees and plants.