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Landscape Staples and Landscape Fabric Calculator

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Figure out the number of 6" square top landscape staples and rolls of 3' x 300' landscape fabric you need by inputting the length and width of the plot of land where you plan to install the landscape fabric.

We ask for the type of soil because this affects the number of landscape staples required. If you're not sure, just choose "Normal soil".

Calculate the number of landscape staples and rolls of 3' x 300' landscape fabric you need

Length of plot of land (in feet)

Width of plot of land (in feet)

Type of soil

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Disclaimer: provided that the assumptions listed above are taken into account, this calculator can only be used to provide a rough estimate of the number of staples and rolls of landscape fabric required. Each case is different and requires your own personal judgment.

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How this works


Far more staples are required in soft soil than hard soil to properly anchor the landscape fabric in place.

To be precise, in soft soil, install one staple every 1 foot. In normal soil, install one staple every 3 feet. In hard soil, install one staple every 5 feet.

Landscape fabric

The calculator assumes that landscape fabric is being used to cover every square foot of the plot of land.

When rolling out landscape fabric, it's ideal to overlap the edges of the landscape fabric about 12%, so that weeds cannot grow in between the edges of the fabric.

Landscape fabric should not be stretched straight over a dip in the ground.

Rather, the fabric should be touching the ground at all times and should adjust to the contours of the land, such as bumps, dips, and hills.

This allows you to walk on the installed landscape fabric without worrying about damaging it.

Check out our wide variety of landscape fabrics.

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  • This was helpful! Thanks for taking time to create it!
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