Weed Mats, Pegs & Staples

The first three years of growth is most important for young trees if they are to thrive and flourish. Mulching around the base helps with this development as young trees require moisture and obtain essential nutrients needed to survive in these early years. It also helps to suppress the growth of weeds around the trees root system which if allowed to grow will take the majority of moisture which seriously reduces the trees growth rate.

Therefore a weed suppressant mat will be of great benefit to a young tree in these early years as it will allow the moisture to feed the tree but also stop the surrounding area from drying out and cracking. The area of weed suppressant should extend by at least 0.5m in any direction from the stem, so allowing the full root system to become fully established and support fast growth rates.


Weed Mats


Steel Wire Staples

Plastic Weed Mat Pegs

Biodegradable Weed Mats

Bio - Based Plastic Weed Mat Peg


Please click the questions below to reveal the answers!

Q.Are they biodegradable?
A.Most current plastic ones are not biodegradable but do completely break down and will not harm the surrounding earth with the remains.
Q.How do they work?
A.The idea is to prevent and seeds from reaching soil and moisture around the tree and germinating.
Q.What are they made of?
A.Various forms of plastic are generally preferred as they are low cost and will last a couple of years
Q.Can they be cut to any size/shape?
A.They are supplied at the correct shape with a central slot for the tree but can be cut back if necessary to fit into a certain shape.
Q.Can you put soil/gravel/bark etc. on top of them?
A.This is not recommended as this will allow weeds to germinate around the tree.
Q.Will they need to be replaced?
A.Not generally as once a tree is 3 years old its root system is deep enough to get the nutrients the tree needs and it should manage to gain sufficient light above the weeds by this stage
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