In theory, these are a great idea so I purchased four of them. The material looks like a cross between corduroy and grass, which is fairly attractive for the garden/yard. After I (finally) received them, I was dismayed. I HATE putting things together. I am the opposite of an engineer, and my husband isn't much better. Okay, these don't quite require an engineer's graduate degree, but still not easy to work with the spindly poles it comes with. At first I thought, great these covers are going to work wonderfully and be very effective. Until it snowed. And I mean really snowed. They were weighted down by the snowfall we had; two of them were ruined because their poles were all wrecked. It does't matter how close together or how far apart you put the stakes in, if the weight is too great, they're going to crumble. They're effective to use in cold weather where you don't experience a lot of snow, but when snow comes all at once or in quick succession, they aren't going to hold up.