Just curious as to what everyone uses and likes for edging to keep the grass from creeping into your flower beds and such. I've tried several different ones, and really don't like any of the ones I've tried, so would love to know what everyone else does!
Name: Becky Capps Phoenix, AZ 85022 finding joy one day at a time!
I'm sorry I missed this! I used brick edgers when I had a house... but the grass did creep in! Then we had this company come out that pours concrete to look like edgers...and there was never a problem after that!
I also read about a couple who place newspaper in their flower beds and leave it for a month...it kills everything. But that's a long time to wait...
Name: Charleen Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Very good question. Newspapers do work but grass still crawls under it. I like to use rocks but seems like the weeds love going where they don't belong. sometimes I get them out and put Preen down, that helps with the seed but the creepers are still a problem. Could let Charley in to eat it but he would eat everything. I know this hasn't helped but I tried....a little....
We have the plastic edging around most of ours. Outside of that we have rocks. It is still a problem when the Johnson grass creeps under the rocks and over the edging (when I am too busy to notice) so we weed eat the area next to the rocks. That works for us. I would love to pour our own curb because it is just too expensive to have it done. Hubby will be 80 in September so I probably have waited too long to have him do it. Guess we will just have to stick with what we have now and keep a close watch on it. Good luck with your endeavor.
Be sure to click on the picture below to see the entire picture. One bed doesn't show up if you don't do that.
I back up to a state forest so we try to go natural too. We edge it in the spring and use the weed wacker too during the summer but we aren't too fussy. I can't weed like I used to so it doesn't get done much but still looks fairly nice....
Thanks Becky. We laid the beds out years ago and have never tired of them. We have the same situation around the red maple on the right of the picture but it doesn't show up in this picture. Hubby says we stay right here until they carry us out feet first but sometimes I think an apartment would be much easier for old folks to live in. Oh well!!!! I would probably miss pulling weeds or maybe NOT!
Wow! Those are yarrow? ! I've always known that they are extremely hardy, a good perennial that grows here, but have never gotten any, just because I've never really liked the looks of them in pictures, but have never really seen them in a picture in relation to other plants and such. I really like those! Now I'm going to have to look for some, maybe winter sow some seeds or something. They come in all different colors too!
I have fought zoysia and bermuda grass unsuccessfully in many states and I do not think that there is a deep enough barrier that can keep them out of a garden. For other grasses, I put down a layer of newspapers covered with mulch or stone and never had to do more than edging with clippers or a weed eater.
Lynn, that is exactly what I have been telling my husband would work for us. How did you do it exactly? He says you would have to build a frame to pour it properly. Did you do that. Please give me the details because I really want to do what you did.