There is a fantastic idea that is ideal for fruit trees.
I read a lot of professional reaserch about it from agronomists that tests it on commercial growing around the world
and I just fell inlove with this simple idea.
It made of 2 layers of recycled plastic and will last in the UK over 12-20 years.
Not just stoping the weeds, it also got massive impact on the root area by creating micro climate there.
It is also design to collect dew water and rain water and reduce evaporation from the soil.
In total, trees will grow faster , having fruit earlier will save work and water .
In the UK sold as tree water angel ( saver)
hope it helps