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Rock edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by hotwater, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. hotwater

    hotwater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I was wondering if anyone has tips for keeping grass (St. Aug) from growing up and through a rock edging?
  2. hotwater

    hotwater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I figure a base similar to a paver base, maybe as deep as 8". That should act as a barrier under the edging, but what about the grass that tries to grow through the rocks?
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    a base will not help. Not much you can do except maintain it well with proper trinning and an occasional spray.
  4. hotwater

    hotwater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Yeah, just trying to get out of that extra edging/spraying. I have one of those customers who wants the world for free!
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Dig a trench and set them in mortar like you would brick edging.

    Try to do it so the mortar doesn't show too much along with enough to keep the grass from growing in.
  6. hotwater

    hotwater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I thought about that, but wondered how deep and wide to go. That mortar would look real funky if done too wide. In three years this is my first request for rock edging. Rock, brick or concrete hasn't been a request, so I have no experience with any of them. I was thinking about buying some equipment for concrete edging, but who wants to spend money on something that customers may not want?

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