edging in disguise: many types of edging products are low-profile and are used as weed barriers and lawn separators instead of design elements. they are typically installed into the ground with an inch or two of above ground clearance to hold in mulch or other groundcover. than aluminum or steel edging is great for straight-line areas and won
prepare the ground at the edge of the border planting so that it is ready to receive the landscape timber edging. use a shovel, a steel rake, or a garden hoe to dig out rocks, roots, and other obstructions along the edging's path. walk over the loosened soil to pack it down.
many homeowners face the challenge of landscaping an area with uneven ground. while the dips and swells add dimension to a simple lawn, they also make it difficult to install a patio, walkway or other paved feature. choose a design and materials that give you flexibility to work with the yards
above ground pool landscaping basics. like most things, landscaping will look best somewhat symmetrical and with some planning. dont just plant anything anywhere. first visualize how the entire yard will look. border the pool. the bottom of an above ground should be maintained on the outside all the way around.
placing small terraces, also known as baffles, onto a sloping lawn can help prevent soil erosion as well as wear and tear on grass. however, wood edging or landscape timber is needed to support the baffles, as well as to keep the soil and grass from spreading over onto the terraces. bury the timbers half-way into the ground to keep them in place.
how to landscape with uneven ground 1. cut a series of terraces into a steep slope to break up the landscape into multiple level 2. build a staircase on a hillside; you can cut out small terraces for steps or install landscape 3. remove grass and cover steep slopes with mulch and
cons: metal edging comes in long lengths, up to about 10 feet 3 meters , and installing it over uneven ground can be difficult, as it curves backward and forward but doesnt flex up and down. very hard rocky ground poses a few problems, and softer aluminum edging can be damaged by edge trimmers.
brick landscape edging. to prevent heaving and unevenness in your garden edging, set your bricks in a bed of sand. note: if you set the brick just above the soil, you can use it as a mowing strip, running your lawn mower's wheel right over the brick. this eliminates the need for trimming.
how to lay edging blocks along beds. use a hand tool such as a small mattock to loosen the soil along the cut. make a shallow trench, using a garden trowel to displace the excess soil. tamp down the bottom of the trench with a block of wood and a heavy mallet. drive a stake into each end of the trench and the lay an edging block beside each stake.
read our reviews for the best lawn edger that is worth your money. four-cycle engines work the best for heavy-duty edging, and the engine is better for the environment. although the ariens edger is quite heavy, it is still easy to maneuver over uneven ground due to the easy grip twin handle, and the blade can be lowered with just a
landscape design forum: slope edging help. interestingly, i moved some roses out there two days ago, and after digging out the clay soil and filling the hole with compost, i used the clay to hand-form a 2-inch ridge around the front and sides of the hole to prevent soil and water from running out when i watered them in. it worked well and got me thinking quote post 1
not all landscapes feature the smooth, flat ground deceptively depicted in gardening magazines. if every yard was flat and even, landscaping would be a breeze, but the reality is that the majority of landscapes feature uneven ground in some form. some yards are bumpy with small peaks and valleys, while other yards
the secret to its powerful performance is the 6 horse powered smooth-running 169cc subaru four-cycle engine. this edger is an edging maestro with a 9-inch blade makes deep cuts, and the four position cutting height system with 110-degree rotation, makes it the ideal tool for edging, trimming and beveling your lawn into perfection.
adding stone garden edging to the perimeter of your flower beds creates a visually appealing border between your plants and lawn. the key to installing a long-lasting stone edging is to choose quality stones and proper installation. spending the time doing it right the first time will save you time and money in the
how to landscape with uneven ground. many homeowners face the challenge of landscaping an area with uneven ground. while the dips and swells add dimension to a simple lawn, they also make it difficult to install a patio, walkway or other paved feature. choose a design and materials that give you flexibility to work wit
metal garden borders. a metal garden edging strip subtly separates the lawn from the garden. the simplest and most subtle landscape borders that effectively separate your lawn from a garden are 4-in.deep strips of steel, aluminum or plastic. they all bend easily into smooth, graceful curves and stop the spread of grass roots.
lawn edging tips. many people just hammer the edging into the ground but if you want to truly make it last, dig a narrow trench to set the edging into. the trench should be 4-6 inches deep. once your edging is in place, make sure the tops are even unless you want it to be uneven on purpose.
adding character boulders, sun perennials, ground covers, ornamental grasses, and pine straw to your landscaping can stop it from washing away.
above: black metal landscape edging runs alongside a garden path of bluestone pavers. for more, see hardscaping 101: bluestone. photograph by matthew williams for gardenista. what metal is best for landscape edging? for metal edging, the choice typically is between steel and aluminum. steel is the stronger of the two. despite its thin profile, it holds its shape, pushes back against eroding earth and ground movement, and wont bend under the pressure of a rogue car tire on a gravel driveway.
run a line of string, along the ground, in the shape of your edging design. secure the string with the wooden stakes or sticks by pushing them an inch or so into the ground and tying the string to the stakes. use a square shovel to dig a trench along the line of string. the trench should be 6 inches deep and the width of your edging stones.