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Landscape Border Question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SDNCLAWNCARE, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    New to the business and this may be a stupid question, but how do you lay out a "light" landscape plan without using any type of border? No bricks or stones, etc. I want the mulch to slope from the house to the grass with some sort of trench to separete the two. Any idea's? I see this all the time.

    Thanks
     
  2. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Someone knows this I hope:help:
     
  3. jmartin

    jmartin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    One of the easiest ways I've found to do that is to use a flat blade shovel and just "trim" the edges using the shovel. You can also use a shovel to make the "trench" you were talking about, but you wo't need to if you just leave a small space between the mulch and grass areas. The mulch will eventually settle a bit and you'll see the diference.

    An edger is more convenient and can be rented if it's a large space your talking about. Hope this helps!:)
     
  4. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Get a Bed Edger and trench out the front of the bed, add the mulch and you are done.
     
  5. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Thanks for the info.. Sounds easy enough, learn something new everyday.
     

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