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Assembling an Agro-textile in 8 steps

Kacper Miko­la­jew­icz
09 Jan 2023
Read­ing time: 4 min­utes

Fit­ting an agro-tex­tile is rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple and can be done by any gar­den­er. Below are the steps you need to fol­low to install the agro-tex­tile cor­rect­ly. So how to fix agro-tex­tile?

  1. Sub­strate prepa­ra­tion — before instal­la­tion of agro-tex­tile The sur­face of the sub­strate on which it is to be installed must be thor­ough­ly cleaned and smoothed.
  • Mea­sure­ment — mea­sure the exact dimen­sions of the area where you want to install the agro-tex­tile to cut the cor­rect amount of mate­r­i­al.
  • Prepar­ing the agro-tex­tile — the agro-tex­tile should be cut to the appro­pri­ate size, mak­ing sure to leave an extra mar­gin for bury­ing and fix­ing.
  • Spread­ing the agro-tex­tile — spread the agro-tex­tile on the smoothed ground, mak­ing sure the mate­r­i­al is even­ly dis­trib­uted and has no folds or creas­es.
  • Trim­ming — if the agro-tex­tile is too large, cut it with scis­sors or a knife to fit the dimen­sions of the ground.
  • Bury­ing — to ensure that the agro-tex­tile is firm­ly attached, it should be gen­tly buried in the ground, using a shov­el or pitch­fork.
  • Fix­ing — to ensure that the agro-tex­tile is sta­ble and does not move, it should be fixed with G‑PIN 16/20 type anchors, which are nailed to the ground. How to attach the agro-tex­tile we describe in detail in the next sec­tion of our guide.
  • Fin­ish — once the agro-tex­tile has been fixed, check care­ful­ly for folds and kinks and then sow the plants.

It is impor­tant that the agro-tex­tile is nei­ther too tight­ly nor too loose­ly attached.

So sim­ple. Now there is noth­ing left to do but wait for the plants to be sown and enjoy the gar­den.

How do I fix the agro-textile? 

This is one of the key ques­tions that arise when decid­ing to use this mate­r­i­al in the gar­den. First of all, it is worth empha­sis­ing that the cor­rect fix­ing of agro fleece is not only impor­tant for the sta­bil­i­ty of the mate­r­i­al, but also for its effec­tive­ness.

The most com­mon way instal­la­tion of agro-fibre The use of spe­cial anchors for this pur­pose is con­sid­ered. The pur­pose of these anchors is to pre­vent the mate­r­i­al from being lift­ed by the wind and to ensure that it remains taut on the soil sur­face. One of the best solu­tions avail­able on the mar­ket is the G‑PIN 16/20 type anchors. They are char­ac­terised by high dura­bil­i­ty and effec­tive­ness, mak­ing them the ide­al choice for pro­fes­sion­als and ama­teur gar­den­ers. They fit per­fect­ly into the struc­ture of the agro-tex­tile fab­ric, ensur­ing a firm hold on the fab­ric.

Anoth­er way, although less pro­fes­sion­al, is to use stones or bricks. These can sim­ply be laid on top of the edges of the agro-tex­tile, but this method does not pro­vide as much ten­sion on the mate­r­i­al as with the anchors. If you are won­der­ing, how to fix the agro-tex­tile on more wind­ing paths or unusu­al sur­faces, con­sid­er using spe­cial gar­den­ing sta­ples. These are per­fect for fix­ing agro-tex­tile fab­ric in hard-to-reach areas.

As you can see, the cor­rect fas­ten­ing the agro-tex­tile to the ground is the key to its effec­tive oper­a­tion. When choos­ing mate­ri­als from the gar­den shop, it is worth invest­ing in proven anchors, such as G‑PIN 16/20, which guar­an­tee dura­bil­i­ty and secure fas­ten­ing. A well-fixed agro-tex­tile will last a long time, pro­tect­ing your plants from many haz­ards.

Why is it so important to fix the agro-fibre firmly?

Robust fix­ing of agro fleece forms the basis for ensur­ing its effec­tive­ness in the gar­den. The first rea­son is that poor­ly attached agro-tex­tile can be lift­ed by the wind, which not only endan­gers young plants through mechan­i­cal dam­age, but also expos­es the soil to ero­sion. In addi­tion, if the mate­r­i­al is not prop­er­ly ten­sioned and attached, water from rain­fall can col­lect on its sur­face, cre­at­ing pud­dles, which in turn lead to stag­nant water and plant rot.

Cor­rect fix­ing of agro fleece is also impor­tant from the point of view of weed con­trol. If the agro-tex­tile is not well fixed, weeds can eas­i­ly pen­e­trate through any over­laps or gaps, defeat­ing the main pur­pose of its use. What’s more, a sol­id fas­ten­ing ensures that the mate­r­i­al will lay per­ma­nent­ly on the ground, pro­tect­ing the plants through­out the sea­son.

Final­ly, sus­tain­able fas­ten­ing the agro-tex­tile to the ground ensures its long ser­vice life. Check­ing it reg­u­lar­ly and ensur­ing that it is prop­er­ly attached pre­vents it from pre­ma­ture wear or dam­age, which in the long run trans­lates into sav­ings and effi­cien­cy in the gar­den.

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Kacper Miko­la­jew­icz
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