Return to the Frugal Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Choice of mulch next to artificial turf and process

Posted by penaddict Z4 CO (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 29, 09 at 13:27

We will be installing about 450 sq ft of artificial turf soon. Our landscaper who's installing this suggested using "Gorilla Mulch" (which I found out is either Redwood Mulch or "Cascade Cedar Mulch").
The company that sells the mulch mentioned NOT to put down weed fabric but to put it over the dirt (and to dig down 3 to 4 inches) as the smooth surface of the weed fabric won't hold down the mulch.
First, is this a good option of mulch next to artificial turf, as we want to avoid the wind from blowing the material (mulch) onto the turf.

Second, my husband and I don't have the energy anymore to dig down 3-4 inches of dirt (it will be a large space).
Is putting weed fabric down a waste? Husband wants to install weed fabric though.

Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Choice of mulch next to artificial turf and process

lots to think about-
You might check the Landscaping Forum;
there are lots of experts over there.

Best luck.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Frugal Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here