Save time and give your lawn a defined, polished shape with edging. Edging makes a landscape look complete and keeps outdoor spaces neat and distinct. Plus, you save time from having to use a weed trimmer by placing edging deep enough so the lawn mower’s wheel can smoothly run over it.
HOW TO INSTALL EDGING:
- Choose your edging: a solid roll of plastic or rubber edging, or individual pavers. Pavers are more durable and offer a finished look.
- Use a garden hose or string to define your desired shape and mark with landscape marking paint.
- Kill grass under the marked area with an herbicide.
- Dig a trench to appropriate depth and width of edging.
- Lay or place edging deep enough so a lawn mower’s wheels can smoothly run over it and to avoid tripping hazards.
- Using a level, ensure edging is even and flush with surrounding soil.
- Hammer in staples to secure rubber or plastic edging.
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