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Hi folks, I'm new around here and looking for advice.

We have quite a large area of lawn, it surrounds our whole house in a wavy shape. The lawn is raised anything from4-8 inches from the path level and I'm getting fed up of the wee bits of grass that start growing on the face of the edge. Does anyone know if there is anything I can apply to the edge to stop this happening?

The previous owner used to paint petrol onto the face which kept the grass at bay but at current petrol costs there's no chance! My husband occasionally goes out with the weed burner and burns it but this takes ages and doesn't last long!!

Any advice greatly received!!

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On May 11, 7:40*am, Julz wrote:
Hi folks, I'm new around here and looking for advice.

We have quite a large area of lawn, it surrounds our whole house in a
wavy shape. The lawn is raised anything from4-8 inches from the path
level and I'm getting fed up of the wee bits of grass that start growing
on the face of the edge. Does anyone know if there is anything I can
apply to the edge to stop this happening?

The previous owner used to paint petrol onto the face which kept the
grass at bay but at current petrol costs there's no chance! My husband
occasionally goes out with the weed burner and burns it but this takes
ages and doesn't last long!!

Any advice greatly received!!

--
Julz


It would seem to me if you have an 8" inch high vertical edge with
nothing
growing on it and nothing holding it back that it will erode and
you'll have
dirt on the sidewalk. Why not just keep it trimmed with careful use
of
a weed whacker? If it was just a few inches high, I'd say install
metal
edging. If you insist on killing it similar to using gasoline,
Roundup or
similar will work.
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It will keep growing. It's grass and stallons they take a sideways easy path out of the turf. Try a Mantis Tiller with a edger attachment. They are great anyway on the borders and veg patch. Electric ones are light if you cant lift.

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Hi folks, I'm new around here and looking for advice.

We have quite a large area of lawn, it surrounds our whole house in a wavy shape. The lawn is raised anything from4-8 inches from the path level and I'm getting fed up of the wee bits of grass that start growing on the face of the edge. Does anyone know if there is anything I can apply to the edge to stop this happening?

The previous owner used to paint petrol onto the face which kept the grass at bay but at current petrol costs there's no chance! My husband occasionally goes out with the weed burner and burns it but this takes ages and doesn't last long!!

Any advice greatly received!!
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