weed and grass barrier


Old 06-18-10, 06:33 PM
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Question weed and grass barrier

Is there such a thing for using under chain link fences?
My neighbor and I have the same problem when trying to weed wack along the fences, the line constantly snaps when hitting the fence( and that's using an .095 line).
I am looking for a more permanent solution.
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Old 06-19-10, 10:07 PM
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Concrete. That's the only permant solution. I think that even if you remove the chainlink or dug a trench to get right under it, put down a barrior and topped it with bark, you'd still accumulate organic matter in such a narrow strip that soon grass or worse would begin to take over.

Have you tried using the trimmer at a lower speed?
Old 06-20-10, 05:00 AM
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I know what you mean about the fence wire chewing up the weed whacker line. I usually mix up some weed/brush killer and and spray it along the fence line. It's best done while the grass is still short. you may need to reapply the grass killer every month or so.
Old 06-24-10, 05:42 PM
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I did find a barrier online but it didn't look too good to me.
It is ten inches wide on either side of the fence, I don't think my neighbor would like that much.
So I agree that concrete might be the best and certainly the most permanent solution.
My question is how thick to make the cement and what type of cement to use?

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