It's been just about 6 months since we laid all the weed block fabric, put rocks on top of it and basked in our pergola is done glory
We "splurged" (it was just the slightly more expensive weed block at HD, but by no means costly) for Easy Gardener Commercial Weed Barrier which claims to keep the weeds down for 30 years. Ummm, try less than 3 months
Yup, WEEDS FUCKING EVERYWHERE. Chris and I were totally pissed. It wasn't like we'd forked over any real substantial amount of money (just over $25), but it was really annoying to have bought something that only lasted 1/120'nd its advertised life span.
So we called them and said that we wanted a refund because they're product didn't actually work. They sent me an email on November 17th with an attached form I needed to fill out for them to process. It asked questions like "Describe the area you used the product" and "How did you prepare the area?" and "How soon after preparing the area did you place the fabric?" I was totally annoyed. I wanted to write: YOUR PRODUCT SUCKS: WE TAMPED DOWN DIRT, SPRAYED THE SHIT OUT OF IT WITH ROUND-UP, LAID DOWN THE FABRIC AND PUT 2 INCHES OF ROCKS DOWN AND WITHIN 3 MONTHS THERE WERE WEEDS ALL OVER. I kept it together and filled out the form and emailed it to Chris before I sent it to make sure I wasn't too mean (and I included a picture of when we laid it down and of the weeds now). And we waited. I've had the idea to write this post since then but it wasn't until YESTERDAY that we finally heard back from them, and I wanted to hear a response before I wrote about it. Well, the response is it took them 10 weeks to give us a refund of $26
I'm appreciative that we got the refund even though the amount of effort it took probably wasn't worth $26, but out of principal it was just really disappointing that the product SUCKED SO BAD. So, word to the wise: don't use Easy Gardener Commercial Weed Barrier. And maybe now I need to write to Round-Up too...