Lawn Dot brand vegetation barriers’ specially formulated heavy thermoplastic material is easily cut with common scissors, and for good reason. You may want to alter its center hole, or its outer perimeter to fit a spot next to a sidewalk, house, or additional obstruction. But just as importantly, if it ever is caught up by a mower blade, it must cut quickly to avoid an unbalanced mower condition or other mower damage. Arts and crafts shows teach this as well as, or better, than I can, so my hole sizing advice is simplified. When you can, trace from an example of the feature or obstruction, or piece together a template of the obstruction from paper or cardboard. If the feature or obstruction is irregular or large, try feathering the interior hole with a series of cuts from the center to nearly the diameter of the object to get a closer trial fit. If the fit doesn’t create a sunlight tight lip seal or is otherwise questionable, add a cloth, paper or other sunlight blocking material adapter to provide a sunlight seal and cover as closely as reasonable with the center hole size.
Should anything happen that causes damage to a Lawn Dot without destroying it, slip a sunlight blocking material like paper, cloth, or cardboard under the damaged area.
Worthy of mentioning here – if the lawn feature or obstruction is not circular, so that the Lawn Dot must retain its orientation to work effectively, then staking is the most assured way. We can provide wire staples for this purpose, or you can use commonly available light gauge wire. We suggest bending the wire into a U-shape and setting the staple under the overlap portion to hide and protect it.