separating lawn from field

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by greenguy08, May 18, 2008.

  1. greenguy08

    greenguy08 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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    I need some ideas for how to separate a nice suburban lawn from the overgrown field in the adjacent lot. I'm installing new sod and want to prevent the brushy growth in the field from encroaching. Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
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    would a hedge work in this design?
    or make some huge boulders
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Privacy fence would work. Maybe even a cheap 3.5 foot picket fence. The hedges would work nicely too.

    The only real thing you can do to keep the weeds, and overgrowth coming from the other lot, would be to put the customer on a weed control schedule. It sounds like you'll be dealing with weeds more than anything else.

    Is it an empty sub-division lot, or an established prairie ground/ pasture land?
     
  4. greenguy08

    greenguy08 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 99

    The neighboring lot is an undeveloped lot, owned by the same homeowner as the yard I'm re-sodding. It's bostly tall brambles and autumn olive at this point, and I can assume that the usual goldenrod, ragweed, and other "field- type" weeds are established there as well.
     
  5. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn LawnSite Member
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    maybe a bed ??
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about thinking about doing a weed control aplications on both lawn and empty lot ??

    If it's just one lot and no others adjacent, then I'd keep the weeds down.
     
  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bush hog down the growth on the empty lot once per year, and you will get rid of the autumn olive, also keeps weeds from getting tall enough to spread seed to the home site.:waving:
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's hard to do though, especially when it comes to dandilions. They seed out quickly.
     

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