Free shipping to USA 1
my gallery images/videos
biodegradable tree mat weed barrier
sustainable tree mats made from recycled cardboard boxes
biodegradable tree mats covered with mulch
biodegradable tree mats for weed control
American made biodegradable tree mats
easy to install biodegradable tree mats with circle top landscape pins
Non Plastic Tree Squares for Tree Saplings
Eco Friendly Tree Squares for New Trees

Biodegradable Tree Mats (3 ft x 3 ft) - Paper Weed Barrier, Paper Mulch - Made in USA

  • $20.00
  • Save $20

Free shipping to continental USA

All orders placed before 12PM PST Monday - Friday are shipped same day (holidays excluded).

Block weeds, but not nutrients!

Sandbaggy Biodegradable Tree Mats (also known as Tree Squares or Garden Paper) allow your tree to grow and flourish! These weed barrier mats for trees are able to block weeds, while allowing water, air & other nutrients to get to the roots of your trees. They're perfect for gardening, new tree planting, or existing trees and shrubs.

Truly a sustainable product, our garden paper is made from recycled cardboard boxes, zero plastic used in production. This paper mulch is a great source of nutrients for your soil. Our garden paper is available, as low as $1.89 each.

We recommend installing them with our circle top landscaping pins.


  • Material: Paper (Recycled Cardboard Boxes)
  • Shape: Square
  • Product Dimensions: 3 ft x 3 ft (9 sqr ft)
  • Color: Brown
  • Organic


    • Prevent Weeds: Creates a barrier to prevent weed seeds from germinating and growing.
    • Retain Soil Moisture: Reduces water evaporation from the soil surface.
    • Eco Friendly (Made From Cardboard): A 100% biodegradable product, zero plastics were used in production of Sandbaggy Garden Paper.
    • Organic Paper Mulch: As garden paper decomposes, it adds organic material back into your soil, helping to promote the growth of your plants.
    • Keeps Soil Warm: Brown color has soil warming benefits.
    • Water Permeable: Allows water to get through to your tree saplings.
    • Easy To Cut: Tree Mats made from paper are much easier to cut than traditional plastic alternatives. Cut an opening in the middle to allow your tree saplings to grow.


    How do you use garden paper?

    Gardening paper is most commonly used as a weed barrier in garden beds or any other planting area. To install it all you need to do is place it over the surface and secure it with landscape staples (we recommend our circle top landscape pins). You can choose to place a layer of mulch or other organic material over the paper. Make sure you cut an opening for your tree to grow.

    Does garden paper work?

    Garden paper is a great solution to suppress weeds. It does this in two ways. One by blocking sunlight to the soil's surface, which prevents weed seeds from germinating and growing. Secondly, by retaining soil moisture, since weeds often thrive in drier soils.

    Does landscape paper let water through?

    Yes, most landscape papers allow water and air through (breathable and permeable), since they need to block sunlight yet allow for plant growth.

    Do you need to put anything between your landscaping paper and mulch?

    No, but placing compost, wood chips, or any other organic material can help to improve the health of the soil and provide more nutrients to the plants.

    How long does the biodegradable tree mat last?

    Biodegradable landscape fabrics, like our biodegradable tree mat, are not a permanent weed control solution. The lifespan depends on a variety of factors like weather, soil type, and quality of the paper. Most landscape paper products last at least one growing season and more durable ones can last 3+ years.

    What is the difference between the types of rolls you sell?

    Roll type

    Jute netting
    Jute netting

    Coir Mat

    Black landscape fabric
    Black landscape fabric

    Orange landscape fabric
    Burlap fabric roll
    Burlap fabric
    Material Jute Coconut fiber Polypropylene woven fabric Burlap
    Length 225 ft 165 ft 300, 500 ft 100, 300, 500 ft 300 ft
    Width 4 ft 4 ft 3 ft 3 ft 3.33 or 6 ft
    Coverage 900 sq. ft 1,070 sq. ft 900 or 1,500 sq. ft 300 - 1,500 sq. ft 1,000 or 1,800 sq. ft
    Price/sqft (1,000 sq. ft) $0.17 $0.30 $0.08 $0.09 $0.15

    Stabilize soil

    Control erosion

    Beach / shoreline erosion
    (Water submersion)

    Hillside erosion

    Weed barrier

    Silt fence

    Weed barrier

    Silt fence

    Table / aisle runner

    Floor mats

    Tree / shrub protection

    Life 1-2 years 2-5 years 12 months - 40 yrs (depending on Sun exposure)
    12 months - 40 yrs (depending on Sun exposure) N/A
    Anchored using 6-inch sod staples N/A
    Biodegradable? Yes Yes No No Yes

    Our Customers

    Our sandbags, burlap bags, and landscape staples are trusted by

    United States Marine CorpsMarine Corps
    United States ArmyUS Army
    National Park ServicePark Service
    US Forest ServiceForest Service
    American Red CrossRed Cross

    We Also Recommend

    logo-paypal paypal