Bed quality

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by head_start, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    When I make a bed, I remove any sod from the area (I cut it out). My question is, could I just kill of the grass, and till it under while maintaning the quality of the bed? I don't want grass growing up through the bed, but cutting the sod out can be a bid project. What does everyone think?
  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    I wouldnt, It will be a big mound higher that the surrounding turf. Cutting it out gives you an edge and room for mulch
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    It depends on the situation...

    If I'm doing rock beds, the first thing I do is skin down the area with a trimmer and spray off the area.

    I sometimes do it for mulch beds, but If I do that, then I automatically do a free follow-up to spray out any grass that might have lived.

    In a nutshell though, when doing any landscape bed, you are going to have to dig something whether it be a cut edge, a trench for brick edging, or holes for plants. With that comes extra dirt to grade the beds correctly for drainage and that to me is the most important part of any install.
  4. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I agree, the bed construction makes it what it is. I am glad people dettered me from what I may have done. Thank you for all the help. Back to the way I used to do it, becuase if its not broken, don't fix it.

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