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It isn't essential to use edging around a lawn, but it does make the grass a more precise and distinctive feature and reduces the chore of keeping the edges neat.
wood stain or preservative
half moon cutter
hammer or rubber mallet
scrap piece of wood
Wooden edging should be painted or treated with a wood preservative to prevent it from rotting. Do this at least 24 hours prior to inserting the edging panels into the ground.
Peg a line of string taut along the desired edge, and use a half moon cutter to create a groove in the turf to a depth of about 3 inches. Remove any excess turf, and push back some soil so it will be easier to insert the edging
Place the sections of wooden edging over the groove, and lightly tap them down using a hammer or rubber mallet. Place a piece of wood between the hammer and the edging to avoid damaging it.
Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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