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New Beds

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Tony Harrell, May 7, 2002.

  1. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    I passed by a house that was built about a year and a half ago. They seeded the ground and got a decent lawn to come out last year. I noticed a couple of weeks ago they formed some large beds in the yard. Yesterday, I saw the lawn coming through it. So far, it's just a couple of very large mulched beds with some small saplings. How do you guys prepare the beds and/or keep this situation with the grass from happening?
  2. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    I like to cut the sod 2", lay landscape fabric, add new soil, edge with a bed edger then mulch.

    Others will trim the grass apply non-selective herbicides, and rototil or add new soil, edge and mulch.
  3. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    I have a job to do. I was going to edge the bed, plant the shrubs put a heavy duty fabric and stone. May bring some dirt to plant the shurbs with.

    What do you think?
  4. prairie

    prairie LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 115

    I really don't bother putting in new soil, unless it'ds ****. I just put down steel edging then sod cut enough to take most of the roots then til, plant and mulch your done. I found this to be very effective and time efficiant.

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