How To Make Great Garden Edging

I’m  doing the pre con edge here which is  higher than the lawn but a lot of it’s  still in the soil which is gonna give it  more strength than just the water that’s  sitting on and I’m not using the spirit  level with a bubble I’m just using it to  make sure they’re all on the one playing  now it’s pretty hard to keep bricks  clean when you’re mucking around with  mud so don’t worry if it’s a bit messy  you can always sponge it off with clean  water and I think it’s worthwhile  pointing up which means putting the mud  between the bricks if you don’t there’s  just a free way for the grass to grow  into your garden bed and my last garden  edge and the one that I’m gonna leave  here forever  there’s some beautiful sandstone  now before I lay out wet which means lay  it on the mud  you got to put a few out dry so I can  get the angles right see we’ve got that great big joint.

Then what I can do is  just put a spirit level on a piece of  timber over that mirror the cut on both  side use an angle grinder and then I’m  left with a nice 10 mil joint perfect  just like a pro well all my joints look  really nice and even at the moment it’s  a bit up and down but that doesn’t  matter the mud will make up the  difference and we’ll all end up on the  one plane now how do you do it well give  it one piece of stone and lay one piece  of stone at a time so take it out put  the mud in wet the bottom side of the  stone and then put it back in now you  wet it so it doesn’t draw all the  moisture out of your mortar or your mud  mix for draws it out too quick.

The  mortar will dry separately to the stone  and they won’t be stuck now before you  fill the joint you want to wet it as  well so it doesn’t dry out and crap and  then all you do hold the plants back and  flick it in now flick Innings good you  feel the whole joint you wipe off the  excess wait for that to be semi dry and  then sponge it off they look a million  bucks well I think the co-state looks  really smart if you like the look of it  like that it’s only gonna look better as  it ages the best thing about it you can  mow straight over the top of it and you  don’t have to do the edges all the time  I reckon the other one that’s timeless  is the first one the cheapest one the  Spade edge we’ve been doing that ever  since we’ve been gardening but if the  brick or the plastic or the timber suits  your place on your budget go for.

How To Make Great Garden Edging _ Gardening _ Great Home Ideas

Garden easy it’s one of those simple  things that can turn a good garden into  a great garden so we’re gonna look at a  range of options from the cheapest to  something that’s a little bit flash  maybe I’ll decide which one will work  best at your place well here’s a common  picture the owners have spent some money  and really done up this garden bed  nicely now if they leave the edge as it  is they run the risk of the lawn taking  over the garden bed but it’s an easy fix  just grab a spade it Spade finish means you cut away the soil and you create an  edge on the side of the lawn.

There’s  lots of positives towards this Spade  finish it gives you a raised garden bed  meaning when there’s too much water  falling on your garden it runs off to  pretty much what’s a curb and gutter  it’s also really easy to maintain  because your whipper snipper core is not  going to disintegrate because it’s not  hitting bricks and sandstone best thing  about it it’s free now if you don’t over  whipper snipper you can still do your  edges the old-school way with the space  now if you don’t trust yourself with the  Spade edge you can add some plastic to it at 3 bucks a meter it’s not much more than pocket chain.

Now the way to work  with it is roll it out of the Sun let it  some bake it makes it nice and soft and  easier to work with and then you just  peg it in and put it where you want  another as you can make is steel or  aluminium this product is called linkage  it’s all ready to go for you all you  need to do if the trees smaller firs go  straight over the top of it but if  you’re doing a great big tree you can  separate it just here and then put it  back together now you can see around the  base of this lemon tree where a whipper  snipper used to hit it when the grass  came right up to it a circle like this  will cost you around 45 bucks but it’ll  save your tree I’m going to do it was  put it in dry like this cut it out with  a spade and then hold it into place with  mistakes.

Now we’re moving up into harder  landscaping and it’s about seven bucks a  meter up in price to treated point  treated point means it’s not gonna rot  or get eaten away in your garden but  it’s a permanent boundary for the lawn  it can’t potentially go underneath it so  dig it down a little bit the negatives  are where they join the grass can still  grow through and I haven’t seen a  sleeper that I can bend to make a nice  curve out of you one of my favorites  near bricks you can pick them up the  second-hand yards and they’ll cost you  about fifty or sixty cents each but they  do take a bit longer to put in now.