Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

texashottie(z7 TX)July 24, 2010

We have hired a professional landscaper for our backyard. He's made a suggestion of making a walkway with flagstone pushed down into the grass so that you can still mow over the top of it. My concern is the bermuda growing over the top of the stones---I expect some maintenance with it. But has anyone actually done this and what is their experience? How often are you taking the weed-whacker to it?

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

It's doable but after having tried it, not sure if I would recommend it. It gets old very quickly after trimming grass runners off each stone ESP if you have a lot of them.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 4:50PM
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whitecap

Yes, and the flags will eventually sink into the ground, making it easier for the grass to cover them. I have to weedeat mine several times a year. The alternative, for me, was wearing a path into the lawn.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 8:23PM
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Lynn Marie

We put large rocks directly on top of our bermuda lawn in the hopes that the yard would grow up around it and they would be flush. But the rocks were of very irregular depths, so four years later, we still can't mow over it. I can see what you are afraid of happening, but maybe if you put a very sturdy weed barrier down first then filled with sand or something, it might take longer to happen.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 9:42PM
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texashottie(z7 TX)

Thank you all for your feedback!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 6:10PM
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tkutch

I put a lot of this in my yard. I have a pool and we used it as a walkway. I love it in the ground versus building it up like a sidewalk. Looks like it has been there forever. The only draw back is how often you want to trim it with the trimmer. I mow at least once a week and mow over it then come back with the trimmer. Takes all of 2-3 minuets tops. I have 3 tons of it. These are in Bermuda and St. Aug. grass.

Hope it helps

www.northtexasgardening.com

    Bookmark   July 28, 2010 at 12:00AM
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