Jennifer Godwin
Jennifer Godwin
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  • Hutto, TX
Asked on Aug 8, 2013

Neighbor's Grass is different type than mine - keep separate?

Jennifer GodwinDouglas Hunt
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My grass is a bermuda hybrid created by Texas A&M to be wear & drought resistant. My neighbor just recently got new sod installed in their front yard - it is St. Augustine. Will their (or my) grass grow into each other where the yard edges meet? Do I need or should I create some sort of separation between the yards?
6 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 8, 2013

    That is going to be quite a battle, Jennifer. The answer to your question is certainly yes. I have Zoysia and my neighbors have St. Augustine and I do constant (losing) battle to keep it out of my yard. The barrier needs to go down into the soil, not just sit on top.

  • Jennifer Godwin
    on Aug 8, 2013

    Thanks for the feedback, Douglas. That's what I was thinking and I already have imbedded limestone as borders around my flowerbeds, etc. Next "political" question - should I ask/advise the neighbor before putting up border?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 8, 2013

    If the border is on your side of the property line, I don't see why you need to tell them, and if they ask, tell them you want to make sure your Bermuda does not spread into their lovely new St. Augustine grass.

  • Jennifer Godwin
    on Aug 8, 2013

    Ha! I'll rehearse that line! And since you are being so responsive, how wide do you think this "decorative" border needs to be? The limestone "bricks" I've been using are about 12 inches long by 4 inches wide. Would you think border that is single wide (4") is good enough?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 8, 2013

    I think the depth is more important than the width. I would be inclined to turns those bricks on their sides so you form a barrier well down into the soil.

  • Jennifer Godwin
    on Aug 8, 2013

    ahhhh, ok - I'm going to think on this, thanks for your input!

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