Monthly Archives: April 2007

  • Aerated Polythene is Ripening for Success

    Eco Green Advanced Plant Protection from HaxnicksA unique new fabric from Haxnicks – EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene – helps gardeners to achieve fully ripened garden produce without the aid of a greenhouse.

    Growing ripe melons, strawberries, chillies, peppers, tomatoes and other similar fruit and vegetables outside can be a challenge, but EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene has been specially developed to promote the ripening process.

    This new horticultural fabric is lightweight polythene with unique perforations that perform two vital functions. The perforations are 20mm in diameter allowing easy access for pollinating insects, so plants can be kept protected throughout the season without the need to uncover for pollination. The perforations also ensure that crops are kept well ventilated, allowing air and moisture to freely circulate around the plants, keeping them healthy and reducing the risk of disease.

    As an added benefit, the Aerated Polythene provides protection from harsh weather and keeps off the birds. Other uses include weather and pest protection for seed beds and newly sown lawns – when laid flat on the ground it retains warmth and moisture which stimulates seed germination.

    Haxnicks EcoGreen™ Aerated Polythene is available as a folded sheet – 1.8 metres wide by 10 metres long – and comes in a pale green colour which makes it less obtrusive in the garden. Priced at £14.99.

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  • Scientific Solutions for Long-Term Weed Control

    Du Pont GreenVista working with HaxnicksLaying weed barrier is a significant investment of time and money, but worth it, as it can save many hours of tedious weeding in future years. DuPont™ GreenVista® high-performance weed barriers are guaranteed to last up to 25 years when properly installed - years longer than other available fabrics.

    Well-known for technically-advanced materials such as Kevlar®, Lycra®, and Teflon®, DuPont has successfully applied its scientific expertise to the challenge of long-lasting weed control in the garden. The durable fabrics will not tear or fray and they are 100% permeable to air, water and nutrients. Their unique non-woven structure allows a water flow rate up to 2.5 times greater than other fabrics.

    Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineDuPont™ GreenVista® Premium Weed Control is a heavy weight material (68g/m²) designed for use in beds, borders and under decking. It is guaranteed to last 20 years when covered with a 5cm layer of mulch. Available in a 15 metre roll (1 metre wide) priced at £16.99 – or as a flat-packed sheet (3 metres x 2 metres) priced at £8.99.

    DuPont™ GreenVista® Pro-advanced Landscape Fabric is an extra-heavy weight material (90g/m²) for using under patios, paths and driveways. The tough fabric helps stabilise the ground underneath, keeping it level, whilst allowing surface water to pass quickly through. It is guaranteed for 25 years when covered with at least 5cm of gravel, paving stones or other landscaping material. Available in a 15 metre roll (1 metre wide) priced at £22.99.

    Haxnicks Garden Products can be brought onlineIt is advisable to secure fabric to the ground with DuPont™ GreenVista® Anchor Pins: speciallydesigned, u-shaped, galvanised-steel pegs, priced at £3.99 for 10.

    DuPont™ GreenVista® weed barrier fabrics are now available in attractive.

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