Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long does it last?
A: WeedGuard Plus is engineered to gradually decompose and last one growing season – about 8 months. Any remaining WeedGuardPlus can be tilled or plowed into the soil at the end of the growing season.
Q: What is it made from?
A: It is a specially engineered cellulose fiber paper like material. It’s natural formulation does not contain harmful chemicals.
Q: How does it block weeds?
A: WeedGuardPlus is 100% opaque, therefore, no light gets through the material. Weeds which require light cannot grow.
Q: If WeedGuardPlus is opaque and blocks light and weeds, how does water get to the soil and plants below?
A: Due to the unique formula, WeedGuardPlus has excellent porosity which permits air and water transmission.
Q: WeedGuardPlus allows water and air to transmit through it. Why doesn’t it fall apart when it gets wet?
A: This product is specially designed with a wet-strength component that keeps the material together when it gets wet. It can withstand torrential rains that are often seen in early spring storms. The wet-strength component is FDA approved.
Q: Why is WeedGuardPlus brown in color?
A: It is soil-brown in color to be aesthetically appealing. This darker color also can absorb sunlight and convert this light to heat which can warm the soil…aiding earlier plant development.
Q: How think is the material?
A: WeedGuardPlus is fairly thick (like a business card), but is pliable too. Unlike plastics, this product can be cut with scissors to irregular shapes for custom fitting to your garden layout.