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Native Perennials & Reclaimed Edging

Our client in St. Vital needed to replace the edging on her border gardens, and grass was a serious issue (although you couldn’t see a lot in the early spring, it was in full force when we returned). We replaced the old pressure treated wood (had to go to the dump) with reclaimed hemlock wood 4″x4″s. (Note that the reclaimed hemlock CAN be planed down smooth to remove some of the rust stains, but this process adds some cost.) In the areas with the most grass (also the sunniest areas) we designed and planted an array of native perennials. Removing the invasive quack grass was difficult, and in order to minimize its return, we used cardboard and mulch around the plants.