Edging to separate pea gravel walkway and Zoysia.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by sandman23, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. sandman23

    sandman23 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Messages: 212

    A customer has a pea gravel walkway with a curve. It sits above the Zoysia and currently has plastic edging. The edging is broken and pea gravel spills in lawn.

    Other than concrete curbing, what are your recommendations for containing the pea gravel?
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Try some 6 or 8" steel edging. I wouldn't worry about the pea gravel getting out, I would worry about the Zoysia getting in. It is pretty aggressive, with both rhizomes and stolens, and loves to hop into areas it doesn't belong, and once in, it likes to take over, and stay.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    You could also do a brick and mortar edging.

    Grade off the area for the path, dig a trench for the brick and mortar, lay and pin your fabric down in the trench and lay the mortar and brick on top to give you a seamless edge that inhibits plants from encroaching back into the pea gravel.

    Not 100% fool proof, but so far the only places I have grass encroaching back in are places I've done steel edging.

    I would try and up-sell and see if they want some flagstone put down for steppers to make the path easier to walk on.

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