Laying lawn edging: important tips for installation
As a garden owner, you naturally want your lawn to grow as thick and green as possible. At the same time, however, you don't want it to spread uncontrollably and crowd the plants in the adjacent beds.
By installing a lawn edging, you can easily avoid this without having to constantly remove grass from your beds by hand. How to install a lawn edging correctly and thus ensure a perfect boundary for your lawn is explained below.
Advantages of a lawn edging
Laying a lawn edge has many advantages. Not only does it prevent the grass from spreading onto the bed. It also makes it easier for you to mow the edge of the lawn. Even the use of a robotic mower is no problem.
By installing a lawn edging, you not only save yourself unnecessary work in garden maintenance. At the same time, you also help to ensure that your lawn is always perfectly mown and can convince even the most critical eyes.
Different lawn edgings to choose from
If you decide to lay lawn edging, there are various designs to choose from. In addition to lawn edging made of stone, you can also choose lawn edging made of coated metal, for example.
These are extremely durable and are particularly easy to install. Use a metal lawn edging either as a border for your lawn or as a practical bed edging. Installation does not take much time and even inexperienced hobby gardeners can do it without any problems.
Tools required for laying a lawn edge
To install your lawn edging, you will first need a spade for digging. You will also need two wooden stakes as well as building cord and a hammer to mark the later position of the lawn edge.
In the case of a curved lawn edge or bed edging, you can use a garden hose instead of a building cord to mark it. Special tools, such as tin snips, are not usually necessary for laying a lawn edge.
How to lay the lawn edging
For curved side lines, it makes sense to mark the later position of the lawn edge with a garden hose before laying it. This will help you to adapt the course of the border perfectly to your ideas.
For straight beds or lawn edgings, on the other hand, hammer in a wooden peg at the beginning and at the end, to which you then attach the construction cord and stretch it along the entire length.
Now use the spade to dig a sufficiently deep channel along your marking, where you can then stick the lawn edging into the ground and push it together. The elements at the corners can normally be easily connected to the lawn edges at a right angle.
Depending on the design, you can adjust the length of your lawn edging when laying it with an adjustable end element or push the individual elements over each other to achieve the required dimensions.
Finally, all you have to do is fill the previously dug trench with soil and tamp it down well, and you're done installing your lawn edging.
If you have used materials such as gravel for your bed edgings or lawn borders, it may be useful to use a weed fleece during installation to prevent weeds from growing.