A beautiful lawn and garden takes a lot of work to maintain. However, there are ways to lighten the load and one of those is to add lawn edging.
Landscape edging is a barrier inserted between your grass and garden beds. Popular edging materials include brick, stone, concrete, plastic tubing, fencing, and tiles. Edging creates a crisp, clean look by emphasizing the line around your garden beds. It prevents lawn grass from invading the garden, and it keeps soil and mulch where it belongs, instead of spilling over onto the grass.
Forget the trimmer. If landscape edging is low and flat enough, it can withstand lawn mower blades. Think of the time you’ll save not having to trim around the edge of your lawn. It also prevents you from accidentally mowing over tender plants around the edge of your garden. You can let flowers or moss hang over the side a little bit without the risk of chopping them off.
Edging also protects your garden bed from unwanted humans. It creates a visible barrier to keep people out of areas you don’t want them walking. Animals, unfortunately, probably won’t get the same message.
Remember, the goal is to improve the look of your lawn and make it easier to maintain. Landscape edging is both aesthetic and functional in this manner. It gives your yard a well-manicured look, and creates a clean line for mowing and trimming. If you’re willing to invest in a little extra cost up front, the time and effort you’ll save later can be worth it.
If for some reason you prefer not to install edging, there is an alternative. Just cut a narrow trough along the edge of your garden bed. Make it about an inch deeper than the grass roots. A trough like this can give you many of the same benefits as edging, as long as you continue to maintain it regularly.
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