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Edging Flowerbeds

July 2nd, 2009

Edging the flowerbeds makes everything look neat and tidy, even if your beds are a mess of flowers and some weeds. I’ve been spending some time edging the front flowerbeds this month making everything look nice.
I have chosen not to add a plastic or metal edge in my garden because I’m often expanding and changing the beds. So each year I trim the edges of the lawn to keep them nice and tidy and to give me a nice mow edge along the borders. I usually fill the area I cut out with mulch to keep the weeds away.
Do you take the time to edge your flowerbeds?

3 Comments to “Edging Flowerbeds”
  1. Dave on July 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Very nice edges. I usually do the same but I’ve gotten way behind this year!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..S is for Sedum! =-.

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  2. ChicagoMike on July 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Those look great.

    Edging is a perrenial problem for me. Do you use a power edger to keep those lines so neat?

    I am using a haphazard system of edging and hope to consolidate a method soon.
    .-= ChicagoMike´s last blog ..Garden Update, and a Brief Diatribe Regarding Rabbits =-.

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    • Susy on July 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      I use the good old fashioned shovel. I find that once you get a nice edge if you redo it each year it doesn’t take that long. Sometimes I do it twice, once in the spring once in the fall.

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