No, we recommend preparing the planting area prior to installation of the fabric. Recommended preparation, for best results:
- Thoroughly remove weeds and grasses from the planting area.
- Rake smooth.
- Nutgrass or rhizome grasses like Bermuda should be treated with a glyphosate-base weed preventing product.
- Because weed seeds may be present in freshly tilled areas or in newly added soils, treat with a pre-emergent weed control product.
- Cover area immediately with fabric.
- Weed Control
- Soil and embankment stabilization
- Erosion control
- Re-vegetation systems
- Earth wall reinforcement
- Moisture barriers
To unclog your Ross® Root Feeder Model 1200C follow these steps:
- Remove the clear acrylic lid from the top of the feeder.
- Inside the bottom of the refill chamber, is a black plastic body screen that sits over the top of the feed tube. Remove this screen.
- Using a garden hose sprayer, spray water into the feed tube for a few minutes, this will help loosen the soil from the walls of the feedtube.
- Take a coat hanger or other wire and run it inside the feed tube to help loosen the clogged soil.
- Remove wire from the tube and turn the feeder upside down, tapping the feeder gently. The loosened soil should fall out from the tube.
- Repeat steps 1-5 until water runs freely through the feed tube.
When inserting and removing the feed tube from the soil, water must be running slightly to prevent the feed tube from clogging. If the water is turned to OFF position on feeder, while the feed tube is in the soil, it forms a vacuum and pulls the soil back into the feed tube. Before storing the feeder, always flush the feed tube by turning the flow valve just slightly.
If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our Consumer Department. Our toll free number is 800-327-9462.
Yes, our Sun Screen Fabric blocks a certain amount of UV rays. Because the color of the fabric is a factor, we have provided a range for UV transmission:
- UV rays blocked – 81% to 87%
- UV transmission – 13% to 19%