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Amy1022
Apr 28, 2018 9:11 AM CST
I have 2 questions:
One, is there a product which is safe and gets rid of grass without harming plants and flowers?
Two, how can I stop pachyssandra from spreading in my front yard? It has grown some since I've been here (19 yrs) but I'm afraid it will spread too much into the front yard. Would a stone wall help? I do have bricks there temporarily. I guess this is somewhat of a maintenance issue but I am open to ideas!
Thanks so much.
Enclosing a pic of the pachysandra.
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MindiHammerstone
Apr 28, 2018 1:39 PM CST
I like the wall idea. It would look nice too.

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BigBill
Apr 28, 2018 1:51 PM CST
I would just use a straight blade shovel and cut a swath through this stuff say 2' deep all across the bed shown from the front edge. Then I would use a long handled shovel to turn the soil. As I went along an iron rake would pull out a good deal of the root stock.
In the end you would have a nice, clean front to the bed at whatever depth you desired. No spray, no wall. Just a fresh area ready for annuals and/or perennials!! Plus you have turned the soil and prepared the bed as you removed the nuisance plants.
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