U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-25-2018, 10:49 AM
 
421 posts, read 607,444 times
Reputation: 255

Advertisements

I have mulch bed along the fence as well as house foundation. The landscaping company does edging every week (with a string trimmer if that matters). After a couple of years, I have now noticed that the beds are becoming bigger because each time they edge a small vertical portion/slice of the soil is removed. How do I avoid this ?


For now, I am thinking of telling the landscaping company to stop edging.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-25-2018, 11:18 AM
 
4,740 posts, read 8,796,650 times
Reputation: 4073
I ask the landscaper (when I use one), to only trim / edge hardscapes like curbs, sidewalks, or fences - don't touch the plants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
7,213 posts, read 6,570,009 times
Reputation: 14126
I have fist-sized rounded river rocks placed in rows along the edges of the beds. The rows of rocks stop the trimmer from cutting into the soil on the lawn side and they prevent the mulch and soil inside the bed from spilling or washing out of the bed onto the lawn. And with the rocks there it really looks so much nicer and tidier, quite elegant actually. Bricks will work the same way too.


.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top