The Landscape Fabric Needed for an Area calculators computes the number of rolls of landscape fabric need to cover a rectangular area such as a garden or planter.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Landscape Fabric Needed (LSF): The calculator returns the number of standard rolls of landscape fabric both 3'x50' and 6'x50'. The calculator also returns the size of the garden in square feet. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
The calculator computes the area to be covered and then computes the number of rolls of garden/landscaping fabric by dividing the area by the area in a standard roll of garden fabric.
Landscape fabric is a cloth (textile) material used in gardening and landscaping. It's primary purpose it create areas of no plant growth except where the fabric is cut and specific desirable plants are planted. In this way, undesirable plants including weeds are block from growth by being denied sunlight. Since it is a fabric, landscaping fabric is subject to being blown away by wind until something heavy is on it, like decorative stones, or until fixed to the ground using garden staples. Southwest Boulder & Stone (75 and 500 pack) and Vigoro (100 pack) are to manufactures of garden staples.
Landscape fabric comes rolls of various sizes. A recent survey showed the following size options.