The Process of Plastic Lawn Edging

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There are many ways in which plastic lawn edging can be used to enhance the beauty of your lawn. It is a great way of adding an attractive border to any garden or marking the border of a flower bed. This product can also be used to outline the outline of a lawn verge or the edge of a sunken lawn.

Before you begin laying plastic lawn edging, you need to prepare the area that you want to line. Unroll the plastic lawn edging and carefully cut along the contours to form a neat edge. The edges of this edge should be rounded, but sharp, to aid in the digging of your driveway. Once you have finished the cutting, pull the edges gently and flip them so they are flush with the edge of your driveway.

An Overview

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Dig the edge of your garden bed about one half to two inches deep, depending on the thickness of your grass. If you are lining up a flower bed, then make sure you add an inch to this depth. The depth of your plastic edging depends largely on the thickness of your grass. Once you have the grass cut neatly and level, you are ready to begin the next stage of this project.

Now that you have the edge of your garden bed laid out, the next step is to line the edge of this bed with plastic lawn edging. This line should be just deep enough to allow the sides of your trench to be dug into. However, it should not be deep enough to overwhelm the grass, which is what can happen if you over-dig. You want to line your trench with a spade. This will make things easier down the road.

Mulching your landscape edgings is the next step. Most people like to plant their grasses next to their plastic lawn edging. This allows more room for the grass to grow because the mulch does not completely cover it up. It will, however, discourage weeds from growing because as soon as they start growing, they will travel to the mulch. This can be done through an herbicide.

Plastic Lawn Edging Process

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After your garden bed has been mulched, then it is time to dig your plastic edging trench. Start by locating the center of your trench and burying the spade into it. Dig about three to four feet inside the perimeter of your trench.

After you have done this, you can then add your fillers. This will be easier if you have purchased plastic lawn edging with holes in them. If you have bought them already then all you will need to do is add the fillers. A few examples of fillers are; bark, tree moss, and pine bark.

Before you decide to use plastic landscape edgings in your garden bed, take the time to consider the benefits of using these materials. There are benefits that include cost effectiveness, longevity, and visual appeal. Take some time and think about what your options are going to be. It’s never too late to learn more about these materials so you can make a more informed decision about how you are going to use them in your garden bed.

Let’s talk about the cost effectiveness of using these items. When you use garden edging to create a border, you are going to use a lot less material than if you just built a permanent border. You can also save yourself a lot of time. Let’s take a look at the first step of this process…

When you start digging your hole, you want to have one end slightly above the ground level. You will then add dirt to the top of your hole so that your border is level and continuous from one end to the other. Once you have your border in the middle of your trench, then you are ready to put in your filler. One example of filler you might use would be sand or crushed stone.

In The End

The next step is to line up your first edge of your plastic edging with your first edge of your border. Then you want to add another border edge to the top of your first edge. Continue this process until you reach the other side of your yard. Now it’s time to add the soil and fill in any voids or holes that may exist in your soil. This is how you can create a beautiful border to accentuate your yard.

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