Jan 02 2020
Installing landscape edging helps prevent invasive plants from overtaking your beds while creating a beautifully manicured property
The best landscapes use edging to differentiate between beds, create walkways, and to highlight areas of the property for curb appeal.
Installing landscape edging is a specialty of Maffei Landscape. If you need your landscape edged in Cape Cod or Southeastern Massachusetts, then contact our skilled team today to discuss the project during a free consultation. Maffei Landscape has served these communities for nearly three decades and we bring a high level of expertise to every project. Contact us today: 508-477-4814.
Benefits of installing landscape edging
Beyond the benefits we have already listed, a well-edged lawn is much easier to maintain than a property without edging. This is partly because edging helps to keep unwanted weeds out of the garden beds. The edging serves as a root barrier that stops invasive lawn grasses before they can take over your flower beds. It also reduces the time needed to trim and manicure the lawn.
As you increase the curb appeal of your lawn through landscape edging, you will also be making it more functional as you highlight certain areas. The overall value of your property will likely increase with high-level landscaping, with garden bed edging being a cornerstone of that.
Do you want a beautifully-edged landscape without having to do the work yourself? If your property is in Southeastern Massachusetts or Cape Cod, then our team can help. We provide complete landscaping services to both commercial and residential properties. Contact us now to discuss the specifics of your desired landscape: 508-477-4814.
Important components to know while installing landscape edging
If you plan on edging your landscape yourself, then you must understand that there are certain tools required for the process. There are manual stick edgers, walk behind edgers, and motorized handheld edgers. There is a varying degree of difficulty between these options. For instance, the manual stick edger will be the hardest to use physically, but it will get the job done. The walk behind edger is motorized like the motorized handheld edger. The walk behind edger will be easier to use than the manual one, and it will allow you to make very straight edges. The motorized handheld edger is arguably the easiest to use, but it will be harder to get the straight lines that you will get from the walk behind edger.
To begin the process, you should measure the areas you want to edge so you know how much edging is needed. Then you must obtain the necessary length of edging. Plastic lawn edging is the most common option available.
Once you have determined the areas to edge and you have acquired the proper amount of edging, then you need to dig a trench to place the edging in. These trenches are typically between three and six inches deep. Cut out any stems or branches that creep into the edging area from the bed.
Now it is time to lay the edging in. Once you have done so, you can then fill the trench back up with the soil you have dug out. Install stakes every handful of feet to secure the edging in place.
Not interested in edging your own landscape? We can help
The professionals at Maffei Landscape are very experienced at installing landscape edging, and if your commercial or residential property resides in Cape Cod or Southeastern Massachusetts, then you can call on us to do the job for you. Contact our representatives today to discuss your project during a free consultation: 508-477-4814.