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The grass is always greener -- in your yard, once you've discovered the lawn care tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- A lawn edger (power or manual)
- Stakes, string, a garden hose, or a plank of wood
- A ruler
- Bricks, stones, or landscape timber
- Ear and eye protection
- Sturdy closed-toe shoes
Start with a pavement edge
Begin edging along any stretches of pavement, like a sidewalk or driveway. Whether you have a manual or power edger, simply slice a clean straight line through the grass along the edge of the pavement.
Remove the cuttings
Remove the cuttings so that there is a clean divide between the lawn and the pavement. Add the cuttings to your compost pile, if you have one.
Lay out a line
Now prepare to edge along any other borders, like mulching, a flowerbed, or garden. Lay out a guideline two inches from the edge of your lawn using stakes, string, a garden hose, or planks of wood.
Cut along the edge of the line
Cut along the edge of your line with your edger, digging away from the lawn. Go about five inches deep. If you are using a power edger, push the blade along the straight edge.
Remove cut edging
Remove these cuttings and add them to any compost you might be collecting.
Fill with sand
Add a layer of sand to the bottom and sides of the trench you just made.
Top with dirt
Fill the rest of the trench with soil.
Create a border
Finish by placing bricks, stones, or landscape timber along your edge. Not only does your new border look nice, it can actually help keep your landscaping from invading your grass and vice versa.