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Features of ViridiFibra's cultivation cloth.
 

  • Biodegradable (compostable).

  • Contains no plastic.

  • Does not need to be recycled and reduces work steps.

Lerbo Trädgård offers a wide range of garden furnishings, and you can easily order your products online. They are passionate about garden design and garden decorations, and they have everything to make your particular garden as personal and wonderful as possible. We know that quality pays off

The driving forces of covering crops are several:

  • Advancing the start of the growth period and extending the entire growth period.
    The cultivation cloth contributes to raising the soil temperature, which means that the crops can germinate faster while at the same time reducing the risk of frost damage.

 

  • Potential increase in growth per hectare up to three times compared to cultivation with bare land.
    This is because competing vegetation is kept away, which means that the crops' nutrient supply increases.

 

  • Reduces the amount of irrigation required as the moisture is retained in the soil.
    In drier climates, drip irrigation can be carried out under the ground cloth, which means that evaporation is reduced and the water supply for the crops is thus better. 

 

  • Reduces the amount of manure that leaks out of the soil.
    Fertilization can, like irrigation, be used more concentrated and this means that less fertilizer needs to be used, which in turn leads to less leaching and in the long run eutrophication.

 

  • Reduces erosion from wind and water.
    The cultivation cloth holds the soil in place, which means that it is not exposed to weather and wind to the same degree as nasty soil. May in some cases enable the cultivation of crops in places that would otherwise have been unsuitable due to its cultivation conditions.

 

  • Reduces weed problems.
    The cloth acts as a mechanical protection against the weeds.

Disadvantages of using a fossil-based (plastic) groundcover:

  • It is based on non-renewable raw material, ie consumes finite resources.
     

  • The fossil raw materials are not degradable. In fact, in many places in the world, after use, the ground cover plows directly into the plastic sheet in the soil, which leads to plastic residues being left in the ground after use.
    In the long run, this changes the composition of the soil, it contributes to littering in nearby areas and impairs future harvests.
    This problem can be avoided by picking up and depositing the plastic, which is associated with great work effort and high costs, while it is very difficult to ensure that all plastic can actually be collected from the fields.
    Over time, the plastic decomposes and there is a risk of the impact of  surrounding watercourses through a leakage of microplastics and even worse if we get it in the groundwater systems.



The majority of farmers who use ground cloths today choose plastic-based products. Which after use spreads in nature in the form of microplastics, something that affects both plant and wildlife negatively.
The culture cloth we present is a solution to that problem as it is based on cellulose fibers that do not adversely affect the environment.
Our product involves a small work step as you do not have to pick up and recycle or put the plastic in a landfill. This leads to reduced CO2 and reduces the cost for the user as they do not have to drive any machinery.