Flower bed edge


Old 03-22-20, 10:56 AM
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Flower bed edge


I'm been putting this off for a few years now, but something finally needs to be done about the border of my beds. I've posted a link to a video of the area below. What recommendations do you guys have about creating a border/edge between the bed and grass? I've been just weed eating it for years now, but it's getting to the point where I'm weeding every other week it seems. So...I'd like a more permanent solution. Thoughts?

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Old 03-22-20, 11:42 AM
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Just installing some black plastic edging will be the easiest and cheapest option. I would not recommend the stuff at the home store and get the heavier stuff at a landscape supply.

Other options are metal edging, brick edging, or concrete formed edging. Whatever you use you want to make sure it will be in the ground deep enough so that the grass roots don't just go around the edging and into the bed.
Old 03-22-20, 02:54 PM
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After years of using the really good plastic edging, we have been ripping it all out and going with a "live" edge. The secret is that you have to dig a trench along the edge to slow, not stop, the grass from growing into the bed.

I find it's about a 3 year process where the trench has to be dug out!

It's work but I hat that plastic crap!
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Old 03-22-20, 02:57 PM
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I think these are great. Easy to make curves with. Super simple. Just dig a trench and drop them in. A little sand in the bottom helps with leveling them. The mower wheels ride on them, no more weed whipping.

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I'm a little simpler than X, I just used the regular brick shaped pavers.

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