There are numerous types of grass that fill lawns, some more common than others. Different species of grass grow and prosper best in a certain climate and environment. For instance, there are cool-season and warm-season grasses.
Cool-season grasses thrive in areas of the country that experience lower temperatures, growing best in the spring and fall. Some type of cool-season grasses is Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, and Fescue.
On the other hand, warm-season grasses can withstand the force of full sun exposure and heat. They get their name due to their prime growing season being late spring and summer. Some warm-season grasses include Centipede Grass, Bahia grass, and Bermuda grass.
Why is it important to know the different types of grasses and especially, which one you have?
Different landscape edging options are more compatible with different grass and ground criteria when it comes to the installation of the grass barrier product.
One common grass that grows well in warmer climates but can present an obstacle or challenge if you also want clean garden or flower beds, is Bermuda grass.
First, Bermuda grass can have hardy root systems, grappling to and through the ground deep and wide. These conditions can make it difficult to work with – and control for – landscape edging installation of any type of product.
Since Bermuda grass does have such an invasive root system, it is best to install a landscape edging product for Bermuda grass that meets that challenge.
In other words, for Bermuda grass, you need to install a landscape edging product that goes rather deeply into the ground. However, it should also protrude just enough above the ground to keep the roots from coming underneath your flower bed or garden, eventually sprouting up over the barrier.
The various types of landscape edging on the market may each have a slightly different installation process. However, one product for edging your lawn or landscape that we highly recommend is Grass Barrier.
Grass Barrier is made of very beefy HDPE recycled plastic that will last and last and last.
Here is the exact process for installing Grass Barrier:
Dig a 6″ to 8″ inch trench along your grass edge. Most grass roots are in the first 6” of soil. Grass Barrier can be installed at various depths to meet your specific needs. Ensure all parts of the trench are the same depth for a clean and smooth installation.
Tip: A great way to mark your new edge is by laying your gardening hose to outline the area.
Install Grass Barrier in the trench. Take care to ensure the material is vertical when installing to avoid a wavy edge when finished. Setting Grass Barrier in the sun prior to installing will loosen the roll memory. If cutting is required it can be cut with a sharp utility knife.
Back-fill the trench and pack soil tightly to hold in place. Alternate sides when packing the soil down to straighten any curved areas and ensure a straight finish.
Once the installation is done, now it’s time to just sit back and enjoy the new functionable and fashionable accessory you’ve just installed into your landscape.
While landscape edging isn’t a necessity, it is highly recommended.
Ask any professional landscaper, they know how beneficial it is to have landscape edging controlling your flower bed/lawn line. If you don’t want to spend a fortune, look for the deals and buy something within your means. But remember, typically, you get what you pay for with landscape edging. That’s a big reason why we’re so proud of both the value and the durability of Grass Barrier and why we fell more than comfortable recommending it to our valued customers.