Do you want to separate the grass from the flower bed and prevent weeds from occupying your soil? Are you tired of your rectangular yard and want to add some curves to it? If your answer to either of these two questions is "Yes", it will be helpful to know how to edge the flower bed. Savana will show you how to complete this task and beautify your yard in 3 quick steps.
Step-by-Step Guide to Edging Technology
The best way to edge the flower bed is to make a groove trim. I like this method because it is very simple, because you just need to dig a hole and add a cover to it.
Prepare the following tools:
- Metal edging machine
- Water pipe
Step 1: Make an outline of your garden edge
Before starting the excavation, find a water pipe and place it on the ground to form the shape of the edge of the garden.
Place the hose along a straight line or curve for reference when digging.
Step 2: Dig the ground
Pick up your metal edger and dig along the hose you laid. Do this until you cross the entire length of the edge of the garden. The depth of the groove you make should be 4 to 6 inches.
When digging, you can put the soil on the ground into a cart for easy disposal.
Remember to remove the grass where the metal edger is inserted; You can do this with a shovel.
Step 3: Add mulch
Lay a layer of mulch on the ditch you created. We recommend using 2 to 3 inches of pine bark. It lasts longer than many other organic mulches and helps plants retain moisture.
Use a rake to spread the cover evenly over the edge of the ditch and garden. This step will prevent weeds from growing.
nothing more! You have completed the edge of your garden. You may have heard that this type of structure is also called the trench edge of the Victorian era, but it is unclear how this name came into being.
It is important to regularly clear the grass near the border and re excavate the trench once a year. This will not take up too much of your time.
Tips for Edging Garden Beds
- If you do not want to be exhausted by manual digging, you can use a powered trencher to trim the covering bed.
- You can place a weed proof mat at the edge of the garden bed. The product is usually made of cocoa fiber, which can fit the bending area well. The only downside is that you eventually have to replace it.
- Although the curved edges look pleasant, right angles and straight lines are more suitable for mowing.
The Types of Garden Edging
There are several types of edging for landscape bed, which one you choose depends on your preference. Above, we discussed the trench edge, which has only soil, mulch, and no additional contour material. Here are some other types of garden edges and their surrounding materials:
- Bricks and concrete – these options are durable and customizable. However, concrete is more expensive than other trim materials. The flower bed edge concrete can be poured or prefabricated. The longer the concrete is poured, the more difficult it is to change the shape of the edges. However, prefabricated types are more ductile.
- Plastic - Plastic is affordable, but not as strong as bricks and metals.
- Metal – Metal edging usually uses steel and aluminum. Both can make your garden beautiful, but aluminum is not easy to rust.
- Stone - you can use stone to trim your yard. Many people like this material because it is free in nature. Stone also exudes a classic and elegant look.
- Wood – Wood is cheap and you can buy this edge material in different lengths to suit your garden. However, it is important to pay attention to its corrosion resistance.
Note: For raised garden beds, stones, bricks, concrete, wood, cement and sleepers can be used.
We hope you now know how to edge the garden bed. In addition to the basic grooves covered above, consider trying other ideas to add charm to your yard, such as using paving stones, adding benches along the edge of the garden, or installing stone tires next to them to match your yard.