Monkey Grass Decorative Edging Questions
A few weeks ago I planted some Monkey Grass along my 120' driveway. I have no idea just what type it is (I dug it up by the side of a country road) but I doubt that it's anything exotic. I planted it just before a two week trip out of town. I'm back now, and all the grass appears to be doing well (that stuff is definitely tough: I was none too tender with it while seperating/planting). I have three questions:
1. I'd intended to use some cheap plastic edging to separate it and the adjacent bermuda lawn , but found it the plastic stuff be too flimsy to install easily. I'm going to exchange it for one of the other types of edging, but thought I'd check here first to see what the group reccomends. My first choice is the green steel strips, expensive, but probably much easier to install (just put 2x4 on top of it and whack away). It should also last a good long while. I've also considered rock edging, which I'm using in other parts of the yard (albeit in the back of the house). I'm not sure that the rock would provide the best separation between the two types of grasses: I think the bermuda would eventually impinge upon the Monkey Grass, or vice-versa)
2. Should I use some form of mulch? I want the grass to spread as rapidly as possible (the tufts are planted approximately 1' apart from one another). Will the mulch prevent spreading?
3. What should I fertilize it with? Will regular lawn fertilizer work alright?
Thanks for the help.