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  1. #1
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    Default grass in the flower beds

    I have the type of grass that grows long roots that grow under the brick edging I have around my flower beds. I have dug up the whole bed and removed every last root but it is persistent. I want to put in an edging that the roots can't grow under - how deep do I have to go and what type of edging can I use? I have tried mulch and the grass grows right through it. I still use the mulch to control weeds - I can deal with them but this grass is awful!

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    Default Re: grass in the flower beds

    Sounds like Bermuda grass. I've had good luck removing as much of the runners and root balls as possible, then applying pre-emergent before applying the layer of mulch. You'll have to keep after the tendrils as they pop up to keep them under control, once they infest everything it is a battle to get rid of them. You may have to spot spray with an herbicide to help get it under control.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: grass in the flower beds

    There is a product called Over The Top that kills grass but wont kill your plants, i have used it to control grass in my beds and it works great, the only bad thing about it is that it doesn't kill weeds.
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

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    Default Re: grass in the flower beds

    Grass will always creep it is way into your garden throughout the fall and into the spring.The best and most environmentally-friendly way to keep down weeds and grass in your flower beds is to use wood chips.I've had good luck removing as much of the runners and root balls as possible.I have used it to control grass in my beds and it works great.

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