Bermudagrass: Mulching against Bermuda

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Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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When I read the suggestion about landscape cloth with mulch to help fight bermudagrass I laughed. The 4-6 inch strip of rot proof material might work if it is driven underground as a barrier to the underground roots. Possibly the only plant that I've spent more time trying to contain in my gardening career than bermuda is bamboo.

When we bought our current home there was a bermudagrass lawn. The shrubbery bed was outlined with lawn edging and full of bermuda. I deep dug a flower bed and cleaned out the shrubbery bed. I edged my garden areas with either red bullet edging stone or concrete wall blocks by the shrubbery. The bermuda crept under the blocks. I tried landscape fabric with mulch. The bermuda grew right through it. The fabric made weeding the grass out very difficult.

Those of us who inherit a bermuda lawn are doomed to fight an eternal battle.
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