I have a great giveaway for you. Dupont has supplied me a roll of biodegradable weed control fabric to try out (review below) and an additional roll to pass on to one of you! Very cool right? — and to make it even better — there is a $100 gift card for Lowe’s Home Improvement Store tucked inside.
Here is what you have to do to win:
Tell us, in the comments, about your best weed control tip. That’s it. The Dupont people will pick the ten best tips and publish them (with credit to you and your website if you have one) on their website and I will randomly choose a comment winner from the list and send one person the fabric and the gift card.
So to summarize, Biodegradable Landscape Fabric and Cash for Lowe’s for one person, Published tips on Dupont’s website for 10 people, and weed control tips for everyone — so many ways to win!!
You have until Next Friday to leave your comment. (I will announce the winner next Saturday May 14th)
Here is my (so far) review of the landscape fabric:
From the Dupont Website :
Garden O.N.E.® stands for Organic, Natural and Environmental. This 100% biodegradable weed fabric, made from wood fiber, is designed to provide season-long weed control without chemicals. Our soft, drapable fabric is an easy way too keep weeds out and keep your “green” efforts going. Like all DuPont™ Landscape Fabric, it allows air, moisture and nutrients to pass through to your plants. And because it’s an all-natural product, it can be used in an organic garden and can even be tilled back into the soil at the end of the season. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
- Designed for annual and vegetable gardens
- 100% biodegradable
- Soft & drapable fabric
- Perfect for organic gardens
- Season-long weed control
- Till back into the soil at the end of the season
- Available size(s): 35″ X 20′
From Me : Weed control is a marathon, not a sprint — so I can’t report how it worked for the duration yet, but so far it seems like a good product. I used mine up quickly last weekend (the roll didn’t go far in my huge vegetable garden) as we laid underneath a thick layer of fresh woodchips. This area of the garden will be planted next year, so this year I am building soil and killing weeds. It went down well and you can tell from touching it that it is a wood based product — it doesn’t have any petrol or synthetic feel – so it felt like a good to use where I will be planting food. I’m not sure what else I can say about it — fingers crossed it does it’s job — I will let you know.