How can I keep zoysia grass out of flower beds?

The previous owners planted zoysia/Bermuda grass in our front yard. I HATE IT. Hubs loves it. It is VERY invasive and I can't keep it out of my flower beds. I also think it's responsible for killing 2 dogwood trees and a mimosa. Can anyone tell me what to do?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 02, 2016
    Since this is a very evasive grass,You will have to dig out the rhinzones in the flower beds.Re-edge your garden beds and install either a metal barrier of edging or a low wall out of wall block making sure to dig deep enough so the grass does not grow back into the area.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 02, 2016
    I would remove it by digging it or tilling it up and getting rid of the root systems as best as you can. It is invasive (not evasive) although I'm sure you'd like to evade the issue of having it in your yard!
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    • MN Mom MN Mom on May 02, 2016
      Lol! I hope it doesn't come down to that!
  • Ellen Ellen on May 03, 2016
    Zoysia Grass is fabulous in a hot climate. It looks brown in shabby over the winter but it greens up early and stands up to traffic and direct sunlight, especially in summer . You can bury patio blocks on their sides at the edge of your flowerbeds and that should stop it from moving into the beds. If you don't like that look bury them deeper and cover the top with brick or gravel. You can also use this scalloped cement borders which to bury I think about 4 inches and leaves the rounded top showing. Give the grass a chance because it is very easy care. After the burst of growth in the spring we usually only have to mow every two weeks because the growth stops or slows during the extreme heat.