Free the surface of all plants, weeds and trees.
|Note: this step is very important! Some strong weeds will grow through the fabric if they're not disposed properly.|
Flatten surface. The underground should be smooth.
Use a ladder for the installation on steep slopes, to prevent product damaging.
Make sure that the fabric is in close contact with the surface. Fix the mat carefully with U-shaped metal pins (minimum 20x30x30 cm) or dig the ends of the mat in the soil (minimum 10 cm deep). Frequency: 1 pin every running meter in both, length and width, direction. The overlap and central parts of the mat should be fixed as well.
Take into account an overlap of 10% of the width of the mat. Metal pins should be installed in the length direction on the overlap. Take into account the dominant direction of the wind, when choosing the position of the overlap.
Make cross incisions to allow planting. Choose a “Y” incision above an “X” incision.
After planting, close the mat carefully and fix the incision with one or if necessary two metal pins in order to minimize the open area around the plants. Check thoroughly if all pins are pushed deep enough into the soil.