Landscape Recommendations to Maintain Your Yard Edging

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The appearance of your yard's vegetation is dependent upon your regular upkeep on the space and also on the condition of the landscaping lines and edges. A beautifully landscaped yard is going to have distinct areas where lawn grows, mulch is set over the soil, and shrubbery is trimmed into a specific shape, as examples. However, when you focus on your edging, it can make a big improvement to the overall condition of your landscaping. To help you with this task, here are some helpful tips to help you improve your landscape edging for form and structure.

1. Select Your Edging Line

When your lawn thins out into a patch of soil where you have flowers, shrubbery, and trees growing, there are no real and hard lines in the vegetation's edging, which makes it look shabby and unkempt. You need to designate an edge to your boundaries between lawn, bedding areas, and pavement so you can have a manicured yard.

Mark off where you want the edge of your lawn and bedding areas to be using a can of landscape paint or you can free-hand the cutting using your flat-edged shovel. Cut a two-inch deep V-shaped trench along the edge of your lawn with your flat-edged shovel. This will make a gap in your lawn so that the roots of the lawn do not grow out into your bedding areas. Even if you do not choose to install an edging material for your landscaping, this trench will give you a good edging line and control lawn edge growth for a period of time.

2. Choose an Edging Material

Now you can choose to install an edge material to your landscaping areas. Your yard's edging material can be made of various types of materials, including wood, metal, vinyl, and rock edging. You can also use bricks as a decorative and functional edge material or install rounded rocks for the borders. Be sure you install the edge material slightly below the soil's surface so the edging material stays in place. This strategy will also keep the edging down below the soil to block underground root growth of your landscape plants and is a good method to prevent your mower from catching on some lower-lying edging installations.

You can also install a concrete curbing as your edge material, which can be poured as one entire piece. Using a full solid concrete edge prevents the movement of individual concrete blocks within the soil, which can happen from root growth and freeze-thaw cycles.

For more insight and assistance, contact landscape edging services.