Posts made in May, 2019

Lawn Maintenance Tip: Controlling Stray Grasses

»Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Lawn Maintenance | 0 comments

Gardening has many aspects; let alone Hilton Head lawn maintenance. In spite of its number, it’s interesting to note that one of its similarities is to keep stray grasses out of garden beds. They are considered to be enemies of lawn caretakers everywhere. Planning and consistent vigilance are needed. Once it gets a good hold in the beds, prepare yourself because you’re up for one tough battle. A majority, if not all, lawn maintenance experts say that the task of weeding ask won’t be easy because you have to deal now the possibility of underground runners or re-seeding.

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In the interest of precautionary measures, border materials have come into the picture. They can only answer gardening woes of keeping the grasses out of lush garden beds if, at the onset, they’re installed properly.

One example of a border material is steel. The usual technique for this material is steel edging. Its durability is commendable as it’ll last for a couple of decades. However, it’s expensive and it’s not that wide enough (only at 4 inches). To break this caveat, a compromise of driving steel edging that is 3 inches into the soil is the solution. While doing this, you need to be highly observant for any foreign grass that grows under and over our steel edging.

Have the patience to come up with a schedule for your trimmings. Be obedient in following this. Our goal here is to be ahead of the stray grasses. Even small bermuda grasses can do rooting at a quick pace imaginable; worse they can infest the entire garden bed. If you’re done with the trimming, return to your garden beds and weed out all visible tiny grasses.

There are other materials aside from steel and they are aren’t the most aesthetically appealing when it comes to border materials. These are fiber glasses, steels, and plastics. What they lack in appearance, they make it up for price. They’re budget-friendly. If your limited to buying these types, there’s a practical way to still use it despite of its poor visuals and that is to hide them using another material like limestones. In your garden beds, you can utilize the stones through dry-stacking. Don’t get too overwhelmed though because they have the tendency to do the shifting. More importantly, the stones are prone to accidents involving children.

Now to create footing, you have to dig one trench. Required depth is 4 inches. This should be along the perimeter of the garden bed. Put cement to your trench. Then stack the first layer of brick or stone. This footing shall keep the stray grasses from sprouting under your border. But still, you’re advised to keep a closer look of this footing for any grass that will still grow over and up.

Sow Seeds Outside Garden Beds

To make the sowing happen, consider changing from the broadcast spreader to drop spreader. The latter won’t throw seeds. If you’re still adamant for change and would still stick to the former, make an effort to buy the kind that is equipped with a gizmo. This will ensure the seeds won’t be thrown into garden beds.

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