Gardening

The easiest way to edge your lawn

Without a defined edge, grass has quickly invaded the garden bed.
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Is your lawn looking a little unitdy? The quickest way to spruce it up is by trimming the edges

Problem

Without a defined edge, grass has quickly invaded the garden beds and mowing near shrubs has become difficult.

Solution

Widen beds by removing a strip of grass. Dig a spaded edge for quick and easy future maintenance.

Here’s how:

Step 1

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Use a sharpened spade to make side-by-side cuts in grass about 30cm from edge of bed. Slide spade under to lift grass, roots and all.

Step 2

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Dig out any grass and weeds that have grown beneath plants in garden bed.

Step 3

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Enrich newly cleared soil with a composted garden mix (from landscape supply companies). This will improve quality and fertility of soil.

Step 4

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Plant widened section with low growers and infill any bare patches under existing plants. In newly enriched soil they will all establish and grow quickly.

Step 5

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Mulch around all plants with shredded bark or other organic mulch. This looks good, helps conserve soil moisture and suppresses growth of seedling weeds.

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