How to Edge a Flower Garden

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I’m always feeling like I’m learning things that everyone else already knows and this was one of those things. I was pretty excited to demystify this little gardening tid bit for myself though, so I’m sharing it with you anyway.
We’ve been working slowly on the back yard over the last few years and we thought it might be good to map out a big flower/shrub garden across the whole back middle section of the house where the giant wheelchair ramp used to be before we tore it down last year. We still have a lot of work to do!
We started hacking up the parts where there was grass growing, although there wasn’t that much since it had been covered in that ramp for so long.
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When we had an idea for how it was going to look, I went to get a load of mulch. Chris suggested I might want to start edging the garden first and explained to dig a little trench about a few inches deep along the border of where the garden goes.

See this flat edged shovel?!

It worked really, really great! Don't forget to click on the blog below for all of the details!
[Hey! Did you know that you can actually use baking soda in your garden?! You can read all about, here!]
Suggested materials:
  • Shovel
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  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Jun 24, 2017
    Where is the "hack" here? This is just showing what an edged bed is. I've always edged my beds like this, as do all professional and novice gardeners I know.

  • Coloredflames1 Coloredflames1 on Jul 06, 2017
    This is a DIY (do it yourself) site. How come you didn't show us how to do it???

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