A well-manicured lawn attracts friends and family, increases home value, and allows for comfortable outdoor activities. Whether you just moved into a new home or you’re gardening for the first time, this can be an intimidating project.
Are you looking for an edging tutorial? Lawn edging can prevent soil erosion, seed germination problems, and plant blowouts.
Don’t go into your yard makeover haphazardly. Follow these five steps for a professional edge around your lawn.
1. Supplies You’ll Need
To start edging your lawn, you’ll need to acquire some basic supplies. First, invest in quality lawn tools. A sharp spade or half-moon edger will do the trick. You’ll also need some string or twine to help mark a straight line, and a few brightly colored stakes to mark your corners. Once you have these items, you’re ready to get started.
2. Loosen the Soil
This can be done with a spade or garden fork. The depth you loosen the soil will depend on the height of your edging. Once you have loosened the soil, you will need to level it out. You can do this by raking the soil until it is level.
3. Create the Edge
Decide where you would like the edging to go. You may want to use string or chalk to mark out the desired area. Once you are decided, start digging! Not too deep—you just need to create a slight trench for the lawn edging to sit in.
Once you have your lawn edge in place, begin by outlining the area you wish to edge with a garden hose or string. This will give you a clear guide to follow as you work. Use a sharp spade to cut along the lines you’ve created. Go slowly and be extra careful not to damage the lawn. Lastly, finish up by filling in any gaps with soil or mulch.
4. Install the Lawn Edging
Begin by mapping out the area where you want the lawn edging to go. Use a garden hose or string to create a clean, straight line. Dig a trench that is about 6 inches deep and 6 inches wide along the mapped out line.
Next, you will need to install some type of landscaping fabric or plastic edging along the trench. This will help to keep the soil and mulch in place. Finally, install the lawn edging by nailing or screwing it into the ground.
5. Maintain Your Lawn Edging
Lawn edging is a great way to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy. After the lawn edging product has been applied, cover the area with mulch or decorative stones to give it a finished look. Also, regularly check your lawn edging and consider lawn care services to ensure it remains straight and clean.
If you’re looking for a neat and tidy way to edge your lawn, look no further and follow these 5 easy steps. With a little time and effort, you can have a neat lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood.
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Alex Grogoyan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in popular platforms such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.