Say good-bye to weeds
Groundcover Textile: the solution against weeds
Do you want to start a crop but the weeds do not stop growing? Have you resorted to the use of herbicides but have noticed that they do not completely solve the problem? As the saying goes “weeds do not die” and there is a lot of truth in that saying. It is not easy to get rid of undergrowth or weeds, since their proliferation and expansion can be alarming in many cases, especially if the soil is fertile and rich in nutrients.
Uprooting them is usually the traditional way to get rid of them, but sometimes this is not enough. In those cases the use of herbicides or similar products is usually the next alternative, but it may result in a temporary solution only, since, for it to take full effect, the herbicide must be used in the ENTIRE area to remove the weeds. It is expensive, especially if you need to repeat this procedure often. On the one hand manual uprooting is very time consuming, is not always effective and, depending on the size of the land, can be quite expensive. On the other hand, the use of herbicides does not have the desired effect if it is not applied regularly, which can be very expensive and can cause residual contaminants to remain in the field. What is the alternative? Groundcover fabric, also known as Groundcover textile.
The use of this fabric is much more efficient and effective than the previously mentioned methods (manual removal, herbicides) since its design allows the normal passage of water and air, but not of light, thus preventing the weeds from growing. If light does not get through, how does the crop grow? The Groundcover fabric is installed in the following way:
- First place the Groundcover textile in the area you want to cover; prior to this the area must be cleaned, removing any debris and unwanted elements.
- Then, if the area is in the open, such as a crop field, hold the edges firmly in place to prevent them from moving or getting out of place due to the wind. Usually soil is used to hold the cover, but you can use any material you prefer.
- Make the necessary openings for your plants to grow, adjusting the size of these openings according to the needs of your plants.
The Groundcover fabric can also be used in greenhouses, where it works to avoid both the growth of weeds and the proliferation of possible microorganisms that affect the plants. The latter is one of the factors that most concern growers when dealing with undergrowth or weeds in agricultural crops, since weeds, apart from being a nuisance due to their rapid expansion and proliferation, also attract insect pests related to these type of plants, and promote the possible proliferation of microorganisms. These are visible advantages that you will appreciate over time when using this type of material. It is due to these and other advantages that the Groundcover fabric is widely used in agricultural environments, thanks to the efficiency of this mesh in tackling several problems, and especially for its weed control.
The makeup of this type of mesh is unlike any other mesh. It is close-knit but at the same time permeable to allow the passage of water, fertilizing agents and wind. It is made of polypropylene, a material highly resistant to moisture, sun and wind, so you do not have to worry about the wear-and-tear and erosive effect on the Groundcover fabric. You can also expect it to last for a long time, withstanding several years before it has to be replaced, guaranteeing you a tool that you can reuse as many times as necessary. Another important feature of this very useful tool is that it is resistant to wear and tear that may affect its durability. Keep in mind that if you would like to obtain this type of mesh, you should look for those that are in the MALAHIERBA range, which offer all the aforementioned benefits for much longer, such as up to five years durability, as well as a variety of measures that comply with the needs of your field or your greenhouse.
As you can see, applying this type of mesh in fields dedicated to agriculture and in greenhouses is much more feasible than the use of expensive chemical products such as herbicides, or the constant, long, laborious and frequent use of labor for the manual removal of weeds and undergrowth. Added to this is the maintenance of the crop itself, so the use of herbicides and manual removal generates more expenses within the proposed budget, not to mention that the constant use of herbicides could damage the crop, especially if it is a badly controlled weed outbreak during the growth of the crop. The same happens with manual removal; the plants can be damaged during the removal of the weeds.
Use the Groundcover textile to keep pesky weeds at bay, as well as potential disease problems or insect pests that may invade your crop. Purchase the Groundcover textile from trusted brands, such as the MALAHIERBA range, which is receiving positive feedback on the market.