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Lawn edging advice

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by hedgefog, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:25 AM.

  1. hedgefog

    hedgefog Gardener

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    hi

    I am going to edge our lawn using half moon shaped edger. When edging is done, bare soil appears with large gap between the lawn and plants beds. What would be better to fill in the gaps?

    Plant something or mulch? Or just leave it as is, bare soil?
     
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    Hello hedgehog :)
    Do you mean a gap of soil running between lawn and beds? The idea is to leave a gap, a gully, so as to check growth of grass encroaching the border. I think it looks neat as well as practicable.
    Here, I made concrete edging several years ago to separate grass and border; it has mellowed to look pretty natural :)
     
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      Everyone has their own idea, but I also leave a gully. It also stops soil running over on to the lawn.

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        Yes, very nice.
        I will also leave the bare soil in the gap.
         
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        Hi,

        Make sure you have a good sharp edge to your half moon tool, use a file or tool sharpener as it makes cutting so much easier and neater.

        The gully also allows you plenty of space to use the edging shears as @shiney pics show; always a lot easier and neater than struggling with the electric strimmers.
         
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          Hi there.

          Great advice. Yes, I do have half moon edging blade from Wolf garten. Haven't used it for years. Its now time to make good use again. Will sharpen it first as advised.

          I was worried about the gap with bare soil, between the lawn edge and plant beds, might attract weeds later on. Will have to be weeded time to time?

          I prefer using manual handools rather than anything electrical or petrol powered tools.
           
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              Great thread with gems of instruction how to edge lawns with excellent photos.
              Much appreciated. Thanks.
               
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