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Edging is the process of making an actual cut is made in the lawn, by putting a line between the grass and borders or sidewalks. Landscape edging is a way to make your lawn more attractive, clean it up and make it look crisp. There are a variety of factors to consider when deciding the type of landscape edging yo want on your turf or lawn. The may include the color and design, size, natural or manufactured, material you will use, specific edging for specific grasses, permanent or temporary, etc. There are a variety of landscape edging material options to consider. These options are wood, stone, brick, concrete, pavers, plastic, metal.
One thing to be aware of is whether the root system of your particular grass grows horizontally or vertically. Different materials and installations can accommodate various root systems differently.
Sit back and relax, we’ll leave your lawn looking attractive. Our staff will be going through a series of processes to beautify your lawn, they will be:
- digging a trench, after the pattern or shape of the edges are mapped out,
- there will be hammering of edging material directly into the ground,
- drive a few steel stakes through the lawn edging toward the trench wall to hold the edging in place,
- they’ll be laying materials(options listed above) on the ground around the border of your garden bed or other landscape elements
To begin, once must check to see if the ground is hard or soft to establish an effective installation plan, then proceed to gather together the proper tools needed for a job well done. This may be a sharpshooter spade or a small shovel, then decide what material will best serve you and your lawn’s needs.Make sure you have multiple choices before purchasing the material you will use to ensure that you get getting the best price available to you. Install according to the specific installation guide of the product to be sure you have a proper landscape edging installation that will last. Lastly, make sure you maintain the edging and trim the surrounding grass down to keep a crisp look year-round.
To begin, start by measuring and outlining the garden bed using spray paint or rope. Next, for rolled plastic edging, be sure to unroll it the day before you plan to use it, allowing it time to lay flat and be less curled up from being in a packaged roll. If your garden ground requires it, dig a small trench about 4 or 5 inches deep, just wide enough to fit the material down into. Also, keep the removed soil close by to reuse it when it is time to fill in the remaining space in the small trench. Use pruning shears to remove any smaller roots that may be in the way of the trench.Next, you will need to place the plastic edging into the trench, pushing the edging firmly into the bed as well as up against the garden bed. If there were large tree roots in the small trench you dug, place your plastic edging exactly where it should line up at and make a couple marks to cut the plastic carefully to prevent it from completely cracking or breaking.In case of your border around the garden bed being longer than one roll of plastic landscape edging, then this is the step where you will use your connectors. Slide the connector onto the end of each connecting roll, firmly pushing the connector down onto each end of edging to ensure that is it attached and sturdy. Remove excess dirt and place your edging where it best fits and has decent posture, then start shoveling the excess dirt into the remaining space of the trench. You should leave about a half an inch of plastic edging uncovered at the top to be sure it is still visible. If stakes come in your plastic landscape edging kit, be sure to use them to provide extra stability to your garden bed edging. The stakes should be placed about every 5 feet or so, placing them at an angle to penetrate the edging after driving through the surrounding dirt.