Overgrown lawn edges can look unsightly and make an otherwise healthy, well-cared for garden look untidy. For a professional finish, re-cut the edges of your lawn each spring and trim overhanging grass after mowing.
You will need:
-Half-moon edging tool
-Plank of wood or long rope
Re-cut the edges of your lawn in spring with a half-moon edging tool. For a straight edge, cut against a plank of wood; for a curve, trim along a rope laid on the edge of the lawn. Alternatively, simply follow the existing curve of the lawn.
After mowing, trim edges with long-handled edging shears, to cut grass the mower couldn’t reach. For a really professional finish, remove the cuttings and pop them on the compost heap.
If you’d rather not regularly maintain your lawn edges, you may find spiked metal sheeting is a good alternative. This is fixed into the ground to retain the outline of the lawn, preventing the grass from growing into your borders.