One of the most important components of creating a landscape project is digging out the bed.
People often ask me what they should do to separate the bed from the grass and weeds and to keep the soil from the bed from washing away.
You can go and ask any employee at a big box store what you should use and they will sell you everything from timbers, stones, blocks, little plastic edging to metal edging and the truth of the matter is I’ve landscaped over 500 properties you don’t really need any of that.
Remember you still have to cut the grass and maintain your landscape design so you don’t need any rocks, bricks or edging getting in the way, or have to do any extra weed whacking or trimming.
What you really need to know is the proper way to edge a bed. I always start high and then taper down to the grass and of course, the tool of choice is the very heavy duty square nursery spade (this is the nursery spade I recommend <– Amazon affiliate link).
Landscapers and nurserymen all use this tool because it is the one tool that makes the job so much easier. It works really really well when you take a file and sharpen the spade. The sharper the spade, the easier to slice through the soil, roots, grass and weeds.
Well, see how easy it is to make a perfect edge to your bed in this video. I worked really hard to make this video for you.