Edging a Bed


Edging with Spade

Nothing sets off your garden beds like a nice, crisp edge!

Landscape beds look beautiful when you can see a clear definition of where they stop and the lawn begins. Whitehouse Landscaping  offers a full range of landscape maintenance services ensuring our clients a beautiful property.

Types of edging

You can use steel edging, bricks and cobblestone on edge or even stones. However, there are challenges to these choices when you’re cutting the lawn. The simple solution is to spade an edge with a half-moon edge or spade to form a continuous distinctive line around a bed. It’s time consuming, hard work but you can control the lines and get your intended result.

There are also motorized equipment that can edge beds fairly quickly and are perfect for large jobs.

Preparing the bed for edging

If you don’t have a previous definition of an edge, you can use a rubber hose or rope to indicate exactly where you want the edge of the bed to be. Try to get the curve smooth and then cut.

Method for Cutting Edges

Angle the spade back slightly and cut the grass to a depth of approximately 3 – 4 inches. This forms a gap that the grass roots cannot easily cross. Continue moving down the bed, repeat the process, forming a smooth, continuous cut. This way mulch can easily be filled into the edge.

If you have large pieces of cut sod, shake out the topsoil, either into the bed or a wheelbarrow. Whacking two pieces of sod together is often effective.

Does your landscape appearance make you edgy? Why not give your whole landscaping a lift by keeping your borders looking trim. You’d be surprised what a crisp, finished look it gives your landscaping. It can even make a mediocre garden look better and more attractive. In our opinion, the best way to edge your garden is to have someone else do it! You work hard enough!

Contact  Whitehouse Landscaping to discuss all your maintenance issues.