Weed control

Fabric Mulch

Mulch fabric, sometimes referred to as “weed barrier” or "black plastic", has become a useful tool in establishing conservation tree plantings in Nebraska and across the Great Plains region. The material is a black polypropylene fabric with the appearance of tightly-woven burlap. It is recommended and used most heavily in locations with droughty soils and areas that receive 24 inches of precipitation or less per year. This fabric is intended to degrade within 5-10 years.