A few days ago I wrote about the materials that you can successfully lay the tracks between the beds. However, in a previous article, I was able to describe only five options. Due to its readers, I was able to find a few decent decisions about which I want to tell in this material. In advance I want to say thank you to all those who leave comments and suggests practical options for track beds.
1. rubber track
The space between the beds can be laid out with special rubber track having a porous structure. Such material pass water and air, but completely blocks sunlight. This eliminates the occurrence of weeds, but allows you to keep a normal water balance of the soil and the air. Non-slip coating both during and after rain. Due to the large area, the tracks do not fall into the damp earth, so you can continue to work immediately after the bad weather.
Rubber tracks are sold in rolls of 3-5 meters. After buying them, simply roll out of rammed earth leveled. The material is not afraid of frost and direct sunlight. The edges are not bent.
If you have high site with well-drained soil, track Mezhuyev beds can be covered with wood chips. This flooring will not disturb the water and air balance of the soil, but completely blocks the emergence of weeds. Contrary to popular opinion, the chips will not be spread over the site, and for several years, save the presentation appearance. As time passes, the material can be collected and burned to produce ash.
Buy wood chips can be on construction sites, where do the log cabins for houses and baths, and can be ordered directly from the delivery. The second option would be more expensive. Most often, sell chips for mulching, so look for the material can be in the departments for mulch.
3. Tracks from the KDP
KDP or wood-plastic composite, is perfectly suited to create tracks on soft poorly drained soils. The material is not subject to rotting and corrosion, so it can for a long time is in the damp earth. Years without losing commodity appearance. It does not fade in the bright sun. Hardwearing.
Tracks are assembled from blocks of four small plates each. The process is somewhat similar to the puzzle collection or designer.
The main reason why the KDP has not yet gained wide popularity among gardeners is the high price. Equip a flower bed fence and track cost several thousand.
4. Lanes metal mesh
If the budget allows, paths between the beds can be made of stainless wire mesh. Durable non-slip surface after the rain and does not prevent the earth drying. Durability of such a track can only envy. Set the grid for special piles with fastenings. The process requires special equipment and physical force.
Despite all the advantages, this track has a serious drawback. Under the canvas immediately begin to grow weeds. They quickly learn the space under the net and start to move to the beds. Fight weed in these conditions only by using herbicides.
5. Track from grass
As well as any material on the path between the beds will look lawn grass. This natural coating on their properties are not inferior rubber Palace. The herb inhibits the growth of weeds, but retains a normal water balance of the soil and the air. Contrary to popular belief, not stomping during over time. However, it requires constant skilled care.
This option is suitable only for the organization of the permanent beds. Lawn to catch on, it takes time. Move it every two years will not work.
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