Edging large areas

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dmk395, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
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    Currently I'm in the middle of edging and mulching a large home. The last landscaper didnt edge, simply put mulch down on the existing beds, which of course allowed the sod to creep under the mulch. I am left with fixing this costly mess....probably about 900 feet of edging total....however its basically slow as hell using a stick edger then an edging shovel...any ideas on how to speed this process up? I was thinking of getting a walkbehind edger, but I would still have to rip up all the sod from under the mulch.
     
  2. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of grass? Kentucky Bluegrass? If it is, cutting that sod up is not going to insure you get out the rhizomes. Grass will be back by year's end. Best to shoot that KB with Roundup and kill the whole plant.

    jim
     
  3. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
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    So don't bother pulling the grass out, just shoot it with roundup? I was going to go a step further and apply roundup after pulling everything up.
     
  4. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Roundup will be absorbed through grass leaves and transported by the plant to all parts only if the grass is actively growing. What will Roundup do if you pull first and then spray? It will sit on the soil and biodegrade in 14 days. Won't do much good.

    jim
     
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 992

    What would you do in my situation?
     

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