Your property and yard are going to improve as you keep up on their condition and appearance, but they can easily fall into disrepair if you skip out on a few regular weekly maintenance projects. As your yard and lawn become overgrown and shaggy-looking, they can actually bring down your property's value over time. To help keep your property looking its best, use some techniques to give your landscaping the clean-cut edges and streamlined appearance that adds to its value. Here are some recommendations and tips to update and improve your yard's edges and landscaping separations.
Use a Clean-Cutting Edging Tool
There are a variety of edging tools you can use on your lawn each week to keep the lawn trimmed neatly and edged to prevent lawn overgrowth onto the pavement and other areas you don't want it to grow. And depending on the amount of work you want to put into it, you can choose between manual and powered edging tools that do a majority of the work for you. So as long as your lawn is growing healthily, it is going to grow outward onto the pavement and into adjoining bedding areas through its root growth.
With a manual edger, you will need to push the edger along the pavement's edge to trim your lawn neatly using your own muscle power. You can also use a straight-edged shovel to cut into the edges of your lawn and remove part of the lawn that is growing onto the pavement. Or you can use a powered edger that you guide along the lawn's edge as it does the trimming for you.
Install Edging Materials
In addition to trimming the edges of your lawn to keep it looking tidy, you can also install edging between your landscaped areas. This includes the separation of materials, such as bark mulch, gravel, bare soil, and lawn. An edging material separates the two types of landscape materials or growth and defines the areas. You can choose from edging materials such as poured concrete, brick pavers, or decorative stones, or wood panels, or you can get edging made of a strip edging material, such as plastic, rubber, aluminum, or steel.
The landscape edging also keeps landscaping materials in the spaces they were placed into and prevents, for example, mulch or gravel traveling into your lawn and getting sucked into your lawnmower. Just be sure you install the landscape edging several inches into the soil to block the growth of lawn roots and other landscape vegetation. Then, make sure the top of the edging protrudes enough to block your landscape materials from scattering but not too high that it catches on your mower blades.
To learn more, contact a place that offers lawn edging services.