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Old February 13, 2013   #1
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Default Earth Tainer question

Im wanting to make sure Im clear on this. Does the landscape fabric cover the entire surface of the aeration bench or do I need to cut a hole where the wicking cup is. I think I understand that you first fill the wicking cup with the mix then cover the entire aeration bench with the fabric when filling. I just got to wondering about water uptake if fabric covers the net pot. Sorry this is so long winded! Thanks
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That wasn't long winded. You have it right. Do not cut a hole. And use 2 layers of fabric. Water goes right through it. I was considering using 3 layers this year as the roots still got through 2!
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Old February 13, 2013   #3
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Entire surface of the Aeration Bench and you can run it up the sidewalls, if you like as well. Make sure you mound up the mix in the wicking basket - then lay down the fabric pieces (2).

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Default Landscape Fabric and Earth Tainer

Hi, I just spoke with the company that purchased DuPont Corp. I am just building the earthtainers and wanted to be sure that I purchased the substitute for the DuPont 15 yrs.
I thank FLREDHEART & Amideutch for the sources for the fabric and site for more info on the earthainer.
Fiberweb told me that DeWitt is their distributor, I asked about the Typar product and they said that it was equal too the DuPont 15 yr. I looked at the Dewitt @ Walmart and it is less money. Now I just need to know which is the best for the Earth Tainer? Hope this helps someone else. Look forward to finding out which product is the best! Thanks again!
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Last edited by CaGA15; January 29, 2015 at 12:26 PM. Reason: DeWitt Weed Barrier 12 Year is hydrophilic treated, providing improved water and nutrient flow through the fabric.
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Old January 29, 2015   #5
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Either one will work for you.

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