elevate your borders in 3 steps |

Greg Stevens

Edging flower beds with well-defined lines immediately improves the look of a backyard. But its benefits go beyond the aesthetics – edging is practical, too. 

Whether you’re digging a simple shallow trench around your bed or installing a material such as bricks or curb stones, garden edging will prevent the soil and mulch on your borders from straying onto your lawn and pathways. Likewise, it can help to keep your lawn from encroaching on your plants.

If you’re installing a new flower bed, or giving an existing one a makeover, a freshly cut edge will undoubtedly elevate it. The good news is, it’s super simple to do.

flower bed with spring flowers

Sharpen up the sides of your borders

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3 steps to edging your flower beds

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