All Things Gardening forum: Black polypropylene ground cover in smaller quantities

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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 20, 2018 3:52 PM CST
I would like to buy about 12 square feet of the heavy duty black polypropylene ground cover that nurseries and greenhouses use (not the same thing as regular landscape fabric).

I asked a landscaping company, two local nurseries, and some random person at Lowe's, but nobody sells it in small quantities. I just don't need a giant roll.

Does anybody know where I can buy a small quantity? Even if I could get 20-30 square feet that would be better than hundreds...
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fwmosher
Mar 20, 2018 4:41 PM CST
If you can't find someone who sells small rolls, as you are only talking about 12 sq. feet, ( 2' x 6', 3' x 4') you could tape green/black garbage bags together, OR, you could go to your local building supply company, and check out in the yard, for sub-grade, odd, non-matching fiberglass roofing shingles, same as on your house. They measure about 4' x 14". I can buy them here for .50 cents each. Nothing in your lifetime will grow up through those! I stand corrected, they only come with a 25-year warranty. LOL. You can then cover them with crusher dust, bark mulch, pea gravel, crushed rock, whatever. Note: Do not buy the shingles with the "tabs", as the weeds will grow up through the tab slits. Cheers!
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 20, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Thank you. Those are ideas I had not thought of so I really appreciate it!
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Mar 20, 2018 8:14 PM CST
This company has a 12 x 25 piece for sale. http://www.greenhousemegastore...
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Mar 21, 2018 12:21 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:I would like to buy about 12 square feet of the heavy duty black polypropylene ground cover that nurseries and greenhouses use (not the same thing as regular landscape fabric).

I asked a landscaping company, two local nurseries, and some random person at Lowe's, but nobody sells it in small quantities. I just don't need a giant roll.

Does anybody know where I can buy a small quantity? Even if I could get 20-30 square feet that would be better than hundreds...


I was going to mention black plastic trash bags too, Cut them down the sides and you won't need many. But another option is just buying a dark tarp

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