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Hanes Weed Barrier

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SKU 46591

Hanes Pro Platinum weed barrier fabric is made from black polypropylene  woven needle punched fabric. It has a strong tensile and tear strength with an enhanced of UV resistance. The weed growth is successfully inhibited by limiting nutrients while still allowing air and water to enter the soil. The fabric can fit nearly any weed control application. For simple plant alignment, colored stripes are inserted every 12 inches.

Great for mulched areas on hills and slopes, flower beds, under decks, patios, sidewalks, and active weed growth areas.

This fabric is available in multiple roll widths, and lengths. It is stocked in warehouses across the USA for fast and free shipping.


  • Model: Pro Platinum Plus
  • Brand: Hanes Geo
  • Size: Various
  • Fabric Specifications: Polypropylene 


  • Used in flower beds, mulched areas, farms, playgrounds and more
  • 25 Year Weed Control Product  *When used under 3" of covering such as mulch
  • Can also be used as an underlayment for gravel, stone, pavers, patios, and sidewalks and can to wrap French drains
  • Available in multiple roll sizes

~ 1-3 Business Days

  • All items ship for free (standard ground, see map)
  • Call: (800) 604-5537 for pricing and shipping questions.

By default, Hanes orders ship from the nearest regional warehouse. Each warehouse carries a full stock of the Hanes products, however due to demand and supply levels it may be necessary to ship from other locations. Most orders ship the next day (M-F) if order is placed before 11:00 AM EST. Transit time is typically 1-3 business days, is approximate and specific to the Carthage fabric line. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day. Most Carthage Mills fabric rolls ship via LTL freight.

The transit times are for our free shipping option.

Landscape Fabric: An Overview

If you are in the process of setting up an ideal landscape, you should look into landscape fabric for the best results while holding down unwanted weeds. At this point, you probably realize your flowers and shrubs are in constant competition with trees for needed nutrients. It's time to seriously consider incorporating landscape fabric to ensure weeds will remain at bay and your plants will grow.

Landscape fabric will create the perfect barrier between the sun and soil by keeping seeds from growing while allowing air and water to penetrate the roots of the plants you want to nurture and grow. A good landscape fabric will give you a weed-free environment.

Here are some important features you should consider when choosing the best landscape fabric and our personal choices for the best landscape fabric for your landscaping needs.

Fabric under Row Crops

Landscpe Fabric in Large Garden

What You Should Know Before Buying Landscape Fabric

Landscape fabric placed across an entire area would make altering the soil extremely difficult if not totally impossible. Gardeners usually move or change out plants so having access to the soil is extremely important for the health of their gardens.

You should consider using landscape fabric in your vegetable garden to keep down seeds between the rows. Soil covered with landscape fabric compacts over time by reducing the earthworm population and poor air circulation in the area. Landscape fabric is a perfect choice under walkways or areas with permanent trees and shrubs. Also, it will serve well for future planting plans.

What You Should Consider When Selecting Landscape Fabric

Controlling weeds should not be difficult but what you choose can vary depending on several factors such as extent of your project, the level of foot traffic, if you will be covering the fabric, and what the area you are trying to protect is intended for.

Woven, Nonwoven, and Perforated Fabric

Woven fabric is made of polypropylene or linen and is the most popular choice for creating a weed barrier for flower beds and areas around shrubs and trees. This fabric has small holes allowing for water, air, and nutrients to penetrate. If you have a gravel garden and pathway, you should consider a stronger nonwoven instead.

Nonwoven fabric does offer some water movement but it's not as porous as woven or perforated fabrics. Nonwoven is not your best option for landscaped beds. Some fabrics are good choices because they are lightweight and great for areas with little to no foot traffic such as permeable perforated landscape. These fabrics work well in vegetable gardens or raised beds.

Installing Landscape Weed Fabric

Hammering Staples in Landscape Fabric

Thick & Durable Fabric

Keep in mind, the thicker the fabric the more expensive it will be. If you have a gravel area such as pathways where rocks can wear through thinner fabrics you should opt for a thicker fabric. Take into consideration tougher weeds like thistle that can grow through weaker barriers.

You should avoid heavy fabrics around vegetables, herbs, and annuals because their roots have a habit of lying close to the surface and can be easily crushed under the weight. Choose a thinner, perforated fabric for these plants.

Vegetables on weed fabric

Row Crop of Lettuce

Resistance To UV

Exposure to UV rays can cause a great deal of damage to many surfaces including landscape fabric. For these barriers, it's advised spreading a layer of mulch or gravel over the fabric to decrease exposure to UV rays that can harm the material.

There are barriers that are labeled UV Resistant or UV Stabilized. Resistant means the fabric has qualities that make it less susceptible to damage from sunlight. Fabrics labeled UV Stabilized have been chemically treated to repel ultraviolet light. If you have edible plants and chemicals are totally unacceptable, choose UV-Resistant fabrics.

The Lifespan Of The Fabric

A perfect scenario would be laying down landscape fabric in one shot and be done with it. That said, it can be very time-consuming and can be difficult to repeat when older landscape fabric has to be replaced around the landscape. Choosing the right weed barrier for the right project is important for getting the best price for your money.

Some weed barriers will clearly state how long you can expect to use the product for your landscaping. Longevity will depend on a number of factors such as the temperature, its use, the exposure, and moisture in your area when installed.