In my opinion, weed barrier fabrics and weed barrier cloths do not work. Black plastic doesn’t work either. In fact, it killed my garden last year.
I’ve spent most of my free time in life working on the landscaping of my yard. We have been vegetarian for four years and even before that had gardens of some sort. I’ve landscaped multiple homes. What I discovered was that with weed barrier cloths is that they practically became welded to the ground because there were so many weeds growing through the fabric, water was never penetrating through and that’s even with hundreds of holes placed. And because of the lack of water and the increase of heat, all the roots ended up killed.
Don’t use plastic or cloth barriers in your garden.