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Could I cut or burn holes in silage tarp and use it instead of ground cover?

This is not a recommended practice in uncovered fields for the following reasons: 1. Silage tarp is not permeable like ground cover. Therefore restricting the flow of air and water. This leads to soil borne plant disease. 2. Related to reason number one, water will pool up and create foliar borne plant disease. …

How can I eradicate rhizomatic weeds like Nut Sedge, etc.?

We only know of five ways to remove rhizomatically spreading grasses. 1. Chemicals 2. Hand weeding 3. Pigs 4. Aggressive tilling for 5-6 months 5. Silage Tarp for 1-2 years In the short term (2-8 weeks) The silage tarp will kill the tops, but not eradicate the tuber roots of rhizomatically spreading grasses. In…

Is the silage tarp UV treated on both sides?

Yes, it is double side treated with UV inhibitors. This extends the life beyond even other less expensive tarps from Lowes etc. that contain less UV treatment.

How many sand bags will I need to hold the silage tarp in place?

Below are the sand bag count recommendations based on tarp size. The spacings are one bag every five feet on the perimeter and ten bags down the middle: 24x100=60 bags 32x100=64 bags 40x100=66 bags 50x100=70 bags If your area is not windy, you may be able to get away with less. Sandbag weight averages 10-15 poun…

Why is one side of the silage tarp black and the other white?

The short answer--silage tarp is a borrowed technology where white side up and black side down is used to prevent spoilage or breakdown of silage. Market gardeners generally use the black side up to encourage breakdown and assimilation of cover crops or green manures and suppress weeds. However, white side up could …

How long will my silage tarp last?

Our UV treated silage tarps are rated for 365 sunny days on both sides. This can help you evaluate how long it will last in your context. To extend the life of the tarp, it is recommended to fold them up and store them out of the weather when not in use.

Can I cut the silage tarp?

Yes. Just use scissors, or a knife or razor blade. It will not fray the edges or compromise the integrity. If cutting the silage tarp lengthwise, it's most simple to roll out the tarp to said length and cut across while the tarp still has the factory fold. This way you are cutting a shorter distance over many layers.…

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