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Good Edging Makes Lawn Care Easy

By Maridell
April 6, 2012

Lawn care is made easier with flat trim next to your gardens that the lawn mower can roll over. This also helps to keep the weed-whacker away from your plants.

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Skiekitty
Apr 5, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Lawn care is BEST when you don't have a lawn & just purdy shrubs & flowers!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Apr 5, 2012 7:38 PM CST
Ha, ha, tell that to my husband Sticking tongue out
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CarolineScott
Apr 5, 2012 8:25 PM CST
I am on team: Get rid of lawns.
I always feel stupid pushing a lawn mower, and I like soft natural edges to flower beds.
There is still some ?lawn here, but it is slowly being replaced by other plants.
In a few years my lawn mower will only be used for chopping up refuse to place in the composter.
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Maridell
Apr 5, 2012 8:43 PM CST
I gotsta have my green carpet to dig my toes into Lovey dubby
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canadanna
Apr 5, 2012 8:53 PM CST
As much as I prefer flowers, I would never be able to maintain all of a lawn turned garden bed.
That is a great idea! I guess you dug down a bit so the bricks lay flat.
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Maridell
Apr 5, 2012 9:49 PM CST
The "bricks" I used are a heavy duty (but hollow) plastic made with a few spikes that you push into the ground. However, I have seen concrete blocks shaped basically the same and maybe an inch or so thick...which I am planning to change to. The plastic ones do not lay as flat as I would like them to.
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Dutchlady1
Apr 6, 2012 4:58 AM CST
I'm on the 'no lawn' team but your suggestion is a good one, if you must have grass.
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ViolaAnn
Apr 9, 2012 6:13 AM CST
I'm also on team no (or little) lawn. But I also like edged gardens. A couple of years ago I went to a landscaper and scored a lot of left-over paving stones very inexpensively - no cost to the landscaper as the client had bought them; so they were essentially selling them twice. I've used them to edge most gardens. Problem is, they now no longer sell those left-over stones, but use them for small projects themselves. But it's worth checking with local landscapers. You might get lucky.

I already had the professional work done around the oak tree; so tearing it our to make EVERYTHING garden wasn't really an option. Since I installed the stones in 2007, I've not had to edge my gardens at all and having a thin strip of grass defines where to walk.
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Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Apr 9, 2012 7:11 AM CST
Beautiful!

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