Garden Edging – How To Do It Like A Pro

Ever wondered how professional landscapers get that clean and crisp edge around the walkways and flower beds? There’s really no secret to it. You just have to use the right tools in the right way. The first step is to find an edger. Then learn how to get a deep, crisp trench and start working on your lawn and garden. It’s pretty fast and easy once you learn how to do it. You can then make all your great garden designs and ideas come to life.

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If you want to better define the walkway or other areas in the garden, you can try concrete edging. It’s a simple DIY project. First you need to prep the areas and set the forms. Use wood stakes and space them out. Then mix your concrete and pour it into the forms. Shape the concrete with a trowel. Then, once it gets firm enough, you can remove the forms.{found on tancamjenksfam}.

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Before you even install the molds and everything else, mark out the border. You can give it any shape you want. You can use a garden hose. Then smooth out the area with a shovel and hammer a few wooden slats along the perimeter you’ve established. Don’t forget to use spacers. Continue as described in the previous project.{found on thisinsanehouse}.

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You can also define a garden’s edge with stones. You basically just have to arrange the stones any way you want. Place them around your flower beds, use them to define a walkway and come up with all sorts of interesting shapes.{found on jennaburger}.

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You can use any type of stones you want. These large rocks look quite interesting. They have irregular shapes and each one is unique so there’s no pressure to create a perfect line. If you want, you could paint them although their natural color and texture are very charming and beautiful.

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Or, instead of using a single row or stones or rocks to define the edges, you can use them this way. Make them a part of the flower beds’ design. Of course, you’d still have to use an edging tool to get that nice clean line around them.

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Large pieces or rock can be used to create interesting edging along the garden if you think this is a style and a look that would suit your home/ property. This works well for large gardens designed on multiple levels.{found on sticksandstones}.

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Of course, if you want a more polished look, then you can use concrete pavers. They line up nicely are are great for creating straight, clean lines. Use a rubber mallet and a lawn edging tool to get this beautiful look.

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In modern home gardens, clean, straight lines and angles are preferred. So look for rectangular stones that allow you t get that look. Align them all beautifully and feel free to create any design you want. Geometric shapes are suitable for this style.{found on thinkrvl}.

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Another way in which you can use rocks to edge your garden is by building gabion walls. They’ll be low and cute and you can use wire baskets and blocks of wood. This will add a really nice touch to your garden.

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Another possibility is to use scrap wood to build a sort of tiny fence. So take all the pieces of wood you can find and paint them. You can use multiple colors and allow the pieces to have different heights and dimensions.{found on farmhouse38}.

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A beautiful option is flower bed edging which is actually easy to do right. First use a long garden hose to delimit the perimeter. Use a PVC pipe or a piece of lumber to set the desired width. Then, when you’re happy with the layout, spray paint a line along the edge of the hose to outline the shape. The next step is not as nice: you have to kill the grass and vegetation in the perimeter you’ve delimited. Next, use compost, garden soil and everything else you need to complete the project.{found on sandandsisal}.

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You can create a well-defined edge around your garden flower beds within minutes by using these pound-in interlocking pieces. Pound each piece into the ground with a rubber mallet and bend the sections to form the angle you need.Available on site.

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A great idea for recycling bottles as well as for decorating your garden. Reuse old glass bottles of different shapes and colors and turn them into a miniature fence for the flower beds or walkway.

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A really cool idea for edging a flower bed in the garden is to use metal pipes. Insert them into the ground and line them up. You can then fill them with soil or tiny pebbles and add small succulents on top.{found on flickr}.

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There are also plenty of other ways to design metal edging for the garden. This is cor-ten steel which oxidizes and rusts. This may seem like an inconvenient, but it actually rusts beautifully and this lets in blend in better.

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This is basically the same idea. The edging is flexible and comes in several different heights. It has rusted finish which becomes more visible in time. Use it to give the garden a rustic or industrial look.{found on balancegardendesign}.

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Try this technique to separate the areas in your vegetable garden. You can create beautiful curves and all sorts of shapes and combinations.

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You can even create straight, sharp angles using the rusted steel metal edging. This could look like in a traditional garden or even in a contemporary one.