SORBLISS® WEED MAT

Sorbliss® Weed Mat is made from 100% biodegradable hemp fibre and is recommended for small and large-scale planting projects where soil conservation and weed suppression is required. 

Sorbliss® Weed Mat allows water penetration, retains moisture in soil and encourages worm activity, making it the perfect topping for healthy plants and natural horticulture.

Sorbliss® Weed Mat prevents unwanted weed growth by blocking out sunlight, thereby effectively suppressing unwanted competing vegetation regrowth around the plant. At the same time, the fibrous structure of the fabric allows moisture penetration, making it an ideal material for use as a weed mat to aid sapling establishment.

The rate of deterioration will depend on climate and soil conditions. Sorbliss® Weed Mat will gradually biodegrade over the course of many months after installation (may reduce in wet conditions), improving the soil as they go.

Sorbliss® Weed Mat protects soil surfaces from erosion by wind and rain, and therefore has many uses as a geotextile in landscaping and civil engineering. 

Sorbliss® Weed Mat

Roll Specifications

Product Sorbliss® Weed Mat
Material
100% Hemp Fibre
Construction
Needle-Punched Non-woven
Width
1 or 1.2 metres (or as required)
Roll Length
25 metres (or as required)
Thickness
3mm (special orders available for thicker mats)
Weight Per Metre
450-550 gm/m2
Lifespan
Approx. 2 years (may reduce in wet conditions)

HOW TO USE SORBLISS® WEED MAT?

  1. Prepare the area you are using by removing all existing weeds and rake the area smoothly.

  2. Measure the area you need to cover. Sorbliss® Weed Mat generally comes in rolls so you will have to plan your cut pieces accordingly using the width or length of the roll.

  3. Sorbliss® Weed Mat should overlap by 6 – 10cm where pieces need to come together, to ensure there are no gaps to allow weeds to grow through.

  4. Allow for a 3 – 6 cm border overlap if you are using edging; this will give you excess to tuck beneath the edging.

  5. Use a utility knife to cut the Sorbliss® Weed Mat to fit into the spaces, taking care not to rip the fabric. 

  6. Cut an “X” in the Sorbliss® Weed Mat just large enough to accommodate slipping the plant base through the ground beneath.

BENEFITS OF SORBLISS® WEED MAT

PH NEUTRAL

STABILISES SOIL AND REDUCES EROSION

HELPS TO BUILD UP HUMUS LEVELS IN THE SOIL

BOOSTS ROOT GROWTH

EFFECTIVELY SUPPRESSES WEED GROWTH

INSULATES THE SOIL AGAINST EXTREME TEMPERATURES

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