Who doesn’t like a nice looking garden edge?
It’d probably be a lie if anyone said otherwise. Look, many lawn owners are always on top of things to make sure that their lawns and gardens look exemplary. They’ll mow grass, remove weeds, and ensure that the edges of the gardens, look affectedly neat.
For a professional look, you’ll need to create a clear cut boundary between your lawn and pavement as well as the landscape beds. And this is part of garden bed edging. In this case, you need specific tools. These tools do a decent job quickly, easily, and in the cleanest way possible.
Importance of Garden Edging
Edging a garden makes your regular gardening look prettier, but it will take a little longer. Nonetheless, it is worth doing it for the following reasons.
It gives a professional look to your garden
Garden bed edging gives your gardens a manicured and crisp appearance. With appropriate tools, you can cut any crops that are growing uncontrollably. Then with modern edging materials, you can give it a refreshing finish.
Whether you are using stones, logs, bricks, or seashells, properly arranging each one of them along the edges of your gardens gives them a neat appearance.
When you seek professional help, you can get different designs of edging. Ultimately, this elevates the look of your garden.
It improves curb appeal and value
Proper garden bed edging from Straightcurve works well for both your garden and lawns. Typically, it makes the whole of your yard look impressive. For people intending to increase the value of their landscape, doing a professional garden edging is the way to go.
It protects your landscape from erosion
How often do you weed your garden? Regardless of the number of times, once you dig up the soil in your garden, the soil becomes loose. Such soil is bound to flow with water once it rains or when you water your garden. This may leave a lot of mess around.
Trimming allows you to see the outline. On the outline, you can arrange beautiful stones. Such stones trap soil and, at the same time, give your garden an exemplary look.
It protects landscaping from overgrown roots
Your garden bed has different crops. Some have extensively grown roots. If left unchecked, such roots can grow into other landscape beds as well as over the edges of pavements. When you do edging on your garden bed, you create a root barrier. This stops the crops in your garden from invading other areas.
Some garden bed edging tools
Some tools are designed explicitly for garden edging. They include:
- Long handle manual lawn edger:
- They come in different varieties. So choose the kind of tool that suits your use.
- Wheeled manual edgers:
- They have wheels and a cutting blade. To use the tool, push it repeatedly along the edge of the garden.
- Handheld power edgers:
- They have a similar design to trimmers, i.e., have a powerhead, straight/curved handle, and a cutting blade. Also, they have a guide wheel to ensure you remain on track as you trim your garden bed. A rotating blade does all cutting.
- Walk-behind power edgers:
- They look somewhat similar to a walk-behind lawnmower, but they have three wheels. They are large, thus challenging to manoeuvre them. They are a good option if you have a large garden to edge.
Always keep your garden bed manicured.