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Transforming an existing rectangular lawn into a rounded or circular shape can change the whole feel of the garden. It can create extra planting spaces or give new opportunities to use materials such as slate in the gaps.
paper and pencil
sand or spray paint
half moon cutter
strips of edging
slate, pebbles or bark chippings
watering can or hose
Sketch out the design on a piece of paper first, and then use a tape measure to transfer these measurements onto the lawn.
Once you have it pinpointed, place a tent peg in it. Attach a piece of string to it and then holding it taut, swing it around in a circle to the desired size, trailing sand or using spray paint to mark out the circumference.
Using the trail of sand as a guide, firmly cut straight downward to a depth of about 1-1/4 inches to 1-1/2 inches, using a half moon cutter. At intervals throughout the process, check that the shape of the circle is even.
Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited