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Edging a flowerbed


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CathyHD22-Apr-05 09:13 AM EST 3a   
CathyHD22-Apr-05 09:13 AM EST 3a   
Nancy09-May-05 01:00 PM EST 5   


Subject: Edging a flowerbed
From: CathyHD
Zone: 3a
Date: 22-Apr-05 09:13 AM EST

I've got a border for sweet peas that's only about 6-8" deep, and has become overgrown with grass. The bed was dug out about 5 years ago, and edged with old ceramic tiles & bricks.

I've pulled them out, widened the bed to about 12". I'd like to figure out a better way to edge it, so that it doesn't become overgrown with grass. It has to be cheap because the border is about 70 feet long.

We have some old wood left over from rebuilding a fence. I was thinking about putting boards in sideways, between the flowerbed and the lawn. Along the edge of the dirt, I was thinking about putting down a layer of diatomaceous earth to deter slugs, and a boardwalk about two boards wide, to deter grass.

Would this work?

CathyHD


Subject: Edging a flowerbed
From: CathyHD
Zone: 3a
Date: 22-Apr-05 09:13 AM EST

I've got a border for sweet peas that's only about 6-8" deep, and has become overgrown with grass. The bed was dug out about 5 years ago, and edged with old ceramic tiles & bricks.

I've pulled them out, widened the bed to about 12". I'd like to figure out a better way to edge it, so that it doesn't become overgrown with grass. It has to be cheap because the border is about 70 feet long.

We have some old wood left over from rebuilding a fence. I was thinking about putting boards in sideways, between the flowerbed and the lawn. Along the edge of the dirt, I was thinking about putting down a layer of diatomaceous earth to deter slugs, and a boardwalk about two boards wide, to deter grass.

Would this work?

CathyHD


Subject: RE: Edging a flowerbed
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 09-May-05 01:00 PM EST

It's hard to say, Cathy, but I've had grass runners go pretty far into my beds. I go over my beds once per year with a 1/2 moon edger (all 400 linear feet of edge), pulling out all grass runners and creeping charlie, and leaving a bit of a trench at the edge of the bed.

Good luck!


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