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Silage Tarp

As low as $21.03/mo. Or choose 4 interest-free installments.

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Free shipping to contiguous USA.*

Are weeds out­num­ber­ing the veg­etable plants in your gar­den? Are you spend­ing more time cul­ti­vat­ing than harvesting? 

Enter Silage Tarps. Made pop­u­lar by Jean-Martin Fortier in his book The Market Gardener, Silage Tarps are a sim­ple, cost-effec­tive, game-chang­ing weed management solution to pre­emp­tive­ly elim­i­nate weed pres­sure in your grow­ing space.

Shipping restrictions apply. Ships to USA only.

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Weed suppression made simple.

Nip weeds in the bud. Literally.

Our 5‑mil, UV-treat­ed poly­eth­yl­ene tarps cre­ate a stale seedbed in as lit­tle as 3 weeks!

Here’s how it works:

  • The black tarp cre­ates a warm, moist envi­ron­ment which quick­ly kills estab­lished weeds and encour­ages rapid weed seed germination.
  • The new­ly emerged weeds then face a dark, suf­fo­cat­ing envi­ron­ment in which they quick­ly die.
  • Worms and oth­er ben­e­fi­cial organ­isms soon appear to decom­pose any organ­ic mat­ter and loosen the soil.
  • In three to four weeks (up to six weeks in win­ter) you will have an almost com­plete­ly com­post­ed and beau­ti­ful stale seedbed!

It’s the clos­est thing yet to ​“easy gardening”!

3 week
suppression time (in summer)
UV Treated
UV Treated


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Tech Specs

Cutting Integrity

Cutting the silage tarp will not fray the edges or com­pro­mise the integri­ty. Learn more.

Shipping Size and Weight

24' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 46 inches

Weight: 61 lbs

32' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 60 inches

Weight: 83 lbs

40' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 70 inches

Weight: 99 lbs

50' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 86 inches

Weight: 124 lbs


100% Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). It does not con­tain Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).

Life Span

365 sun­ny days on both sides. Learn more.

UV Treatment

Both sides. Learn more.


5 mil

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Perfect tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Jana H.7 days agoVerified buyer

Excellent tarp and excellent customer service

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

BBurrell26 days agoVerified buyer

I bought a 16'X100' silage tarp for some land that I used for a garden summer 2023. It was the first time I had ever used this land for a garden and it was super weedy because it used to be a horse paddock so while the land is very fertile, it was very weedy so I decided I would buy a silage tarp to see if that would help for my 2024 garden in this space. Wish me luck!

Quality of this tarp is good and the tarp was here within a few days! Great service!

Great service! Had no problems...

5 out of 5 stars

Kim S.28 days agoVerified buyer

Great service! Had no problems laying out tarp. Will definitely be ordering more products from Farmers Friends!

Sturdy tarps

5 out of 5 stars

Kim G.about 1 month agoVerified buyer

First time buying silage tarps…they were shipped quickly and were easy to handle and roll out due to the way they are folded on the roll. I will buy more in the future!

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Steven W.4 months agoVerified buyer

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Gertrude J. Black5 months agoVerified buyer

The Silage Tarp did a great job eliminating the weeds in the high tunnel and surrounding areas.

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Jackson R.7 months agoVerified buyer

Fast Delivery

5 out of 5 stars

Celia M.7 months agoVerified buyer

Silage tarp came much faster than I expected and was exactly as described. I put it to use right away.

Silage Tarps

5 out of 5 stars

Kara O.7 months agoVerified buyer

I am very happy with my purchase of two silage tarps. More than anything, I am impressed with the customer service at this company! One of my tarps was damaged during shipping and Mandy was super helpful and offered multiple options to rectify the situation. I was really impressed with the quality and super grateful to find a company to offer free shipping. As a beginning small scale farmer this allowed me to do more than I thought I would be able to afford year one. From now on, Farmers friend will be my fist stop for any supplies.

silage tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Renee M.7 months agoVerified buyer

It's held up well, even after 1/2 of it blowing off due to this Oklahoma wind!

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