Geotextiles in design - review Landscape and Garden Product Directory
Geotextiles are special fabrics made for use in 'geological' situations. They are rot-proof and permeable to water. Geotextiles can be woven or non-woven, heavy duty or light duty, black, white or coloured.
The horticultural uses of geotextiles (known as landscape fabric or horticultural fabric) include:
- prevention of weed growth with geotextiles: 'a weed control fabric', often by placing a geotextile layer on top of bare soil and then covering it with a mulch
- moisture conservation with geotextiles, again by placing the geotextile above the soil and applying a mulch above
- a filter layer (eg beneath a vegetated roof)
- a weed control layer (eg beneath a gravel path)
Their civil engineering uses of geotextiles include:
- a geotextile filter-fabric, in road construction
- geotextiles prevent drainage systems from clogging with fine particles
- erosion control with geotextiles
- geotextiles are used as soil reinforcement agents and as a filter medium in road construction.
Geotextiles are made of synthetic fibers manufactured in a woven or loose nonwoven manner to form blanket-like products.