Garden Tip 78:

THE IMPORTANCE OF EDGING

In these busy times and this busy season if you were to do but one thing in your garden, it should be to edge your lawn. We visited this topic at the same time last year, but it is important enough to mention again. I don’t think there is any other chore that will have a more visual impact in the landscape than edging.

Lawn edging tools are thin half-moon shaped metal blades on a handle. Most come with a long handle. The handle on my edger is only three feet long and I find working with a short handled edger to be much faster than using a long one.  Weeds and any cut clumps of grass can be left to dry for a day or two in the garden bed. The dry soil shakes off easily making for a quick cleanup!

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