Background: Water permeability of garden fleeces
Water permeability depends on two factors: the ground and the fleece.
Soil: Highly compacted soils, loamy soil and stoney soil all have very poor water permeability. Even a highly water-permeable fleece will not improve the permeability. We recommend you check the soil beforehand, and, as far as possible, loosen any compacted soil.
Fleece: Normal thermally-bonded, spunbonded fabric has a slow water permeability, which depends on the thickness of the material. With thinner material (50g / mÂ²) water passes through quickly. With a thicker fleece (150g / mÂ²) it takes much longer. Every fleece should be thoroughly watered after installation to improve permeability.
One solution is the GardenMate Hydro garden fleece, which enables very fast water permeability even with thick material, due to a technical innovation.