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Edging lawn /beds


By Elainej

London, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, just had new lawn laid because i kept edging and reduced the lawn and bed got too big! Anyone got advice for best edging to prevent this? Prefer 'natural' look but keen to hear your experience of different 'edges' before i buy anything!



I would edge your lawn in timber if the edges are straight. All our bowling greens were always edged with timber and they were so easy to edge off and they looked neat.

24 Aug, 2008


Edging Lawns / beds.
Guybinn is right for straight lawns Tannelised treated boards are a good fairly long-lasting solution. But when you have curved beds, it's not so easy. Small pre-formed stones are expensive for a big garden. Avoid plastic edging. Logged edges can be okay. We use flints dug out of our soil for small borders.

I would question, why are you edging so often, presumably with a half-moon? You shouldn't really need to keep re-edging - possibly once or twice a season. A board to stand on, may help. The edges are better done with shears. I have done a lot of maintenance work in Gardens and not heard of a whole lawn having to be replaced like this.

If the problem is the grass growing into the bed or plants growing onto the lawn a trick is to make a proper channel and heap the soil away a little from the edges, so the roots can't form.

That way you can save money on 'edging' . Use edging shears to cut the grass, instead of cutting edges with a Half-moon. The money you save can be spent on more plants, so your garden will be even more splendid.

Is that okay?

Kind Regards


25 Aug, 2008

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