Learning to cut borders into your landscape will give your lawn a professional look
That crisp, neat edge you see in professionally landscaped gardens is no accident. Cutting the edge of a border properly creates an attractive, clean line that lasts for months and even years with an occasional touch-up with an edger
This guide will teach you how to install an attractive new border in your yard.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
Run a mason’s line between end stakes along each edge of the bed. Set the lines at ground level and then sprinkle powdered chalk over them to mark the bed edges.
Cut along each marked edge with a spade or garden edger. Eyeball the distance and dig toward the first cut at a 45-degree angle to dislodge roots.
Cut clean edges for the bed by taking out a strip of sod 3-4 inches wide. Eyeball the distance and dig toward the first cut at a 45-degree angle to dislodge roots.
Pull up strips of sod by hand, severing stubborn roots with a spade or edger. Shake each strip to dislodge as much soil as possible, then dispose of the grass.