Tall Weeds Surround Seedlings On All
Sides And It Looks Like The Weeds
Are Winning....But Look Closely
Weeds Folded Back & Away Shows
Water Saver Weed Mat In Place &
Winning The War On Weeds
Water Saver Weed Mat Folded Back
Shows Weed-Free Zone To Keep Soil
H2O & Nutrients Free For The Seedling
Water Saver Is Four Products In One!
The name "Water Saver Weed Mat" says it all to stop weeds from robbing your new seedlings of sunlight, moisture and nutrients. Apply them once and your seedling stage weed control is done! No repeated treatments are needed year after year. Water Saver completely blocks weeds for 3 years or more. During that time your seedlings have access to all of the light, water, and nutrients in the entire area covered.
Water Saver Weed Mats Are The Grower's Choice Because They Deliver:
Product Specifications - Plantra® Water Saver™ Weed Mat
Plantra ® Water Saver Weed Mat User Guide
Water Saver's "moisture-mizing" weed-stopping power starts with bi-layer construction that locks soil moisture in and sunlight out. Two sides, one white and one black, deliver one-of-a-kind flexibility that works the way you want to stop weeds in their tracks. Follow the instructions below to get the most from your new planting with Water Saver.
Step 1 Plant Seedling
Step 2 Choose Black Side Up Or White Side Up.
Black side up is recommended for forest tree and shrub plantings or where improved crop ripening is not required (see Figure 1).
White side up is recommended for growing tomatoes, peppers, berries, tree fruit and other crops where light reflected back up into the canopy from below is desired for enhanced ripening (see Figure 2).
Step 3 Install Weed Mat Around Seedling.
Open Water Saver Weed Mat and guide seedling through pre-cut center hole. Center seedling stem in opening and flatten weed mat out to maximize surface coverage area and achieve firm contact with the ground.
Step 4 Secure Corners.
Pull weed mat tight and anchor corners about 1in from edge with soil staples or pins. Keeping the weed mat flat and tight improves surface contact with the soil to maximize moisture retention and blocks sunlight from sides to keep weeds from growing underneath (see figure 3).
Step 5 Secure Center Section.
Anchor center area with soil staple driven to ground level 1in from edge of hole (see figure 3).
Complete Protection Tip:
Plantra Water Saver Weed Mats stop weeds in their tracks! Period! This makes Water Saver perfect to use with Plantra Grow Tubes, Rigid Mesh Tubes and Tree Guards. Visit Plantra.com to learn more about how Water Saver Weed Mats can get your plantings off and running with the sun!
When Water Saver's Work Is Done: Please remove weed mats in 3-4 years and put them in your recycle bin.
It’s A War
Of Weeds Out There
growth is a function of available resources, pure and simple. The more resources your seedlings receive the better chance they'll have to succeed. A major
threat to seedling resources is weed competition. Tall grasses
and other weeds rob seedlings of sunlight, moisture and soil nutrients
necessary for survival and growth. Seedlings without the benefit of weed
control are often killed by competing vegetation in just their first seasons.
Those that do survive often languish for years trying to get their share of
sun, water and food.
image at right shows a typical situation where a seedling has been planted and
left to compete with neighboring vegetation. Weeds, often with established root
systems, quickly overtake seedlings to block PAR, siphon most of the soil
moisture and consume most of the soil nutrients in the vicinity of the
seedling. The future for this unprotected seedling will be bleak without weed
control and other protective measures.
= Bigger, Healthier Seedlings
Saver Weed Mats grow your seedlings faster, bigger, and healthier because they
maximize growth resources for your young seedlings and here’s how. First, Water
Saver absorbs incoming PAR sunlight and blocks this light from reaching the
soil below. Blocking sunlight beneath the mat kills weeds underneath and also
prevents germination of any weed seeds that may be present. The result is that
your seedlings get all the sunlight they need to get growing fast and strong.
weeds is only the beginning. Water Saver, as its name implies, also stops soil moisture
lost to evaporation on bare soils and to competing weeds that can’t grow under
the weed mat. Water Saver’s impervious layers also block evaporative loss and recycle
moisture back into the soil when the sun warms the mat and top layer of soil.
By contrast porous materials like woven and perforated weed barriers can wick
moisture away from the root zone during the heat of the day. This occurs as
moisture comes to the soil surface and water molecules escape through openings
in the material. In the end, Water Saver delivers more moisture to your
seedlings and more moisture means better growth.
While Water Saver is busy locking in precious H2O it’s also preserving critical
soil nutrients that could be otherwise lost to weed roots. Again, more
resources for your seedlings, this time food, means better growth.
& SunFlex – Protection And Growth From The Ground Up!
weeds, slashing moisture loss and preserving nutrients is all in a day’s work
for Water Saver Weed Mats. When paired with the Plantra’s exclusive SunFlex
Tree Grow Tube System, the benefits multiply exponentially. Fully protected at
ground level, all the resources allocated to the seedling by Water Saver are
channeled into seedling growth above. This growth is protected by a
one-of-a-kind greenhouse grow tube microclimate that grows bigger, healthier
trees while protecting from critters that eat and kill young tree seedlings.
Please Note: While Water Saver Weed Mats work equally well with conifer (evergreen) or deciduous (broad leaf) tree and shrub seedlings, SunFlex Grow Tubes are designed for use with deciduous tree
seedlings only. If your goal is to protect conifer (evergreen) seedlings, please
pair Water Saver with Plantra’s Rigid Mesh Tubes.
Stop Weeds And Get Growing!
When you plan your next planting or maybe try to rescue one that's in trouble don't forget to get the weeds under control. The image below summarizes the problem and options to succeed. Put Water Saver to work in your field and get your seedlings of and running with the sun.