Creative Tips for Edging Your Lawn
Accentuate Your Lawn and Landscape
The iconic neatly manicured, square home lawn isn’t for everyone. In fact, many homeowners strive to inject some added personality into their landscapes by simply altering the shapes of their lawns. This process, known as edging, often entails shaping, cutting, digging, and filling to create a distinguishable border between the lawn and its surroundings. The non-grassy landscape is then used primarily for garden beds, mulch, or river rock to create a nice contrast between the lawn and the remaining yard.
Looking for a simple yet rewarding summer project? Edging is the perfect DIY project for accentuating your lawn and landscape. Read on below as Weed Man explores some of the most popular techniques.
Brick edging looks professional and polished, is relatively easy to install, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, making it a popular option among homeowners everywhere. With a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from, you’ll be able to select a custom look that suits your tastes. If installing the edge yourself, remember to keep your bricks pushed tightly against one another. Using sand or packed gravel as your base will minimize movement and unevenness.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own rock garden, now’s your chance! Separate your lawn and garden using a collection of beautiful stones in your choice of color and texture. Because no two rocks are exactly the same, this type of edging can give your property more of a rugged, natural look. Fill in gaps with sand or soil to create a more finished project.
Concrete is a popular edging choice for many, simply because it leaves little room for error. Once poured, set, and dried, concrete remains completely in place and does not allow for any weed breakthrough (unlike rocks or bricks).
With the help of a great blueprint, a top-of-the-line shovel, and the right materials, you’ll be able to create a series of clean lines between your lawn and the surrounding landscape of your yard. Try edging this season and give your property a brand new look and feel!
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