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Ideally, lawns shouldn't be laid directly up to walls or fences since this can make mowing difficult, and you may find you need to use a string trimmer to fix the edges. To avoid this, lay a line of bricks alongside the lawn.
half moon cutter or spade
spade or turfing iron
trowel or brush
garden hose (optional, for curved lawns)
Use a brick to establish the width of the mowing strip required, and then mark it off using string and pegs. Use a half moon cutter or a spade to cut down along the line to the depth of the brick.
Use a spade or turfing iron and keep the tool as level as possible. The turf can either be re-laid in the garden or stacked upside down and left to decompose into compost.
Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited