Permaculture forum: Barrier for quack grass?

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Jul 15, 2016 1:44 PM CST
I have a never ending problem with quack grass creeping into my perennial planting areas. I really need a way to make a long lasting barrier that is not as much work as digging and re-digging a trench along the perimeter of each and every bed. Digging it from inside the bed is a big job, but the really big job is to have it creep back in as soon as my back is turned. Ideas welcome!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Jul 15, 2016 2:54 PM CST
DD had the same problem with Bermuda grass in TN. Since I have sissy fescue I only have to trench once a season. Can you put in any kind of bender board around your beds? Or even the metal type? Plastic doesn't hold up so well. There may be a composite-type.

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