Grass Barrier is the only edging of its kind so you are bound to have questions! Our edging does not just edge... it controls. By burying Grass Barrier deeper into the ground you stop grass roots from growing under the edging.
How do I seal the ends?
Use the connecting kit available here: Grass Barrier Connecting Kit
How deep do grass roots/rhizomes go?
Depth can vary on your grass. Some of the most aggressive grass can dive 6" deep in the soil. Most species stay in the first few inches which is why we recommend burying Grass Barrier 6 inches deep. This ensures there will be nothing sneaking underneath!
Can I bury it deeper to hide it?
Yes. Burying it deeper will be fine, however this will require more regular maintenance. Grass roots also can travel up and over the barrier so having the barrier lower will make it easier for grass to "hop". This is why we recommend leaving about 4" inches to be exposed.
If I trench down six inches will hit our sprinkler lines?
Sprinkler depths can vary with climate, regulations and installers. Grass Barrier is designed to be installed at 6" or less so it is typically not an issue. I would recommend that you dig with caution just to be sure. If you encounter irrigation, Grass Barrier can be slotted with a sharp utility knife to work around the irrigation and still provide protection from invading roots.
What can I use to trim the material?
Trimming the barrier is easy. Use a sharp utility knife and score a deep straight line along where you would like to cut. Simply bend the barrier until it snaps along the cut.
Will the top portion of the barrier be damaged by weed eaters?
While a weed eater should cause little to no damage to Grass Barrier, however it will degrade the appearance. Grass Barrier is made from HDPE plastic and will scratch with repetitive abuse from a weed eater. The integrity of the barrier should not be affected, however.