Edging is proof that not all lawn maintenance jobs are created equal. Edging your lawn is actually one of the most looked-over landscaping chores by homeowners across the board.
However, while this is a task that is overlooked, you want to make sure that you have the job done right when the time comes to edge and trim. Even though the job may seem trivial, there are still some tricks and tips that can help you edge your lawn without killing the grass or other landscaping features in your yard.
If you don’t know how to properly edge your lawn, don’t sweat it! The experts at Yepez Maintenance Service are here to give you some tips that will leave you on the “edge” of your seat!
Create Your Edge
Sometimes your edge just isn’t present and needs to be created. This means that you will have to cut out the edge yourself. One of our handy tips is to use your garden hose to give you an idea of where your lines need to be.
When carving out your edge, most people use a space or a half-moon edger. Whichever tool you decide on using, you will need to move along the desired lines. You want to create the depth of your cut at around 4-6 inches.
Remember, take your time during this process because creating your curves can be difficult for first-timers.
After you have made the initial form of your edge, you will want to take some time to remove the loosened turf surrounding your lawn or flower bed.
When you are edging, you don’t want it to be too high or too low. If you create your edge too low, you could possibly scalp the area and prevent future healthy growth. Also, if you leave everything too high, your edge simply won’t be noticed. Take your time to really plan out how you want this outdoor project took in the end.
Trim Remaining Blades
Honing your edge is necessary for a sharp look that creates curb appeal. In order to get this look, take one of your sharper gardening tools and cut off any renegade grass blades that are taking over parts of your edge. Be careful not to destroy the shape of the cut you have already created.
For future reference, your landscaping professional can do this for you throughout the season. Keeping your entire bed looking groomed is the end-goal.
Mulch If Needed
If you are looking to create an edge for your flower bed, then you may want to think about mulching. Mulch helps your lawn and bed plants prevent weeds and take in the nutrients that they need throughout the year.
When putting down mulch, you want to place it all over your bed up until the start of your edge. 2-3 inches of mulch is the desired amount for optimal bed support.
Yepez Maintenance Service Takes Care of Dallas’ Edging
If you want an edge for your bed or lawn but are concerned about trying this process out for the first time, put down the lawn tools and contact Yepez. We are a trusted group of lawn service professionals that will be able to provide affordable and reliable lawn care service. Get in touch with us today to find out more about the services we provide.