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Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

Posted by texashottie z7 TX (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 24, 10 at 14:56

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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RE: Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

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.

RE: Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

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.

RE: Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

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.

RE: Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

Thank you all for your feedback!

RE: Putting Flagstone in Bermuda Grass

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

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