Hi Everyone, I've been reading for hours but haven't really found the answers to my questions. I'd appreciate your advice! We have about 3 acres of yard that needs landscaping. We have a lot of trees and some wrought iron fencing. We want to edge and create mulch beds around everything to make mowing with our ZTR easier. The plan is to mulch around single trees and mulch around groups of trees/shrubs. We're in Minnesota. Mostly sand. Have a lot of crab grass put plan to kill off the yard and re-seed in September. I'm trying to decide how best to edge. If we cut edges using a rented bed edger or by hand, I'm assuming the edges won't hold well in sand and would also need to be re-edged every few weeks, correct? I would prefer whatever is going to be as close to maintenance free as possible. I know I'll have to replace mulch every few years. What would you recommend I do for edging beds in my situation? When you create new mulch beds, is the proper order to first cut the edge, then inside of that edge run a sod cutter to remove the sod, then either put your edging material down if using edging or if not then simply fill the bed with mulch? If you recommend using an edging material, what would be your recommended material to use? We don't want anything that looks cheap. Its a nice house and I'd like to do it right. Thanks!