tired of mowing - Knowledgebase Question

panama city, Fl
Question by campernorman
September 30, 2009
along the back fence,tired of mowing the grass around all our tropical plants. thinking about putting up a border. what do i do with all the grass that i mowed in the past. kill it with weed killer and put down a weed barrier cloth? Is all this necessary or can i put down the weed barrier with mulch on top and then the railroad ties for a border?

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


Although it is labor intensive the only real fix is to dig out the turf, roots and all, then lay weed barrier in the areas and cover the weed barrier with bark or landscape stones. You can use railroad ties as a border or you can pour a cement border or even use the plastic or metal borders from the garden center. Whichever material you use should act as a barrier to encroaching turfgrass and keep the areas near your landscape plants grass-free. Best wishes with your project!

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