Landscape and garden tips for the properties you manage from Crabapple LandscapExperts.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The difference between a good lawn and a great lawn is only an edging away! Crabapple LandscapExperts provide edging along walkways, entrances, drives, curb lines, shrub and flower beds and tree rings when providing our expert service to our maintenance customers. Although the typical resident may not realize just why a Crabapple landscape looks so great, a tailored, “English garden” look results from this added care.
The simplest type of garden edging is a shallow trench cut at a lawn’s edge. Edging refers to a vertical (or 45-degree) slice between the lawn and adjacent hardscapes or beds. Defining this interface helps in mowing and makes the landscape look well-groomed. Additionally, neatly-edged tree wells provide protection for trees in the lawn against string trimmers that can damage the bark. Once defined, this edge requires periodic maintenance to keep it looking crisp.
The vertical cut along the grass boundaries is made by well-trained LandscapExperts with specialized equipment. Using a power edger between the pavement and the grass, Crabapple LandscapExperts place the wheel on the pavement with the vertical blade over the edge, and push the tool along the edge. With a proper length blade and an established half-inch cut, the power edger is an accurate and efficient method of edging, producing fewer divots than other options. LandscapExperts take care not to run the edger blade up against the concrete, which causes undue wear to the blade.
Our LandscapExperts wear protective footwear and eye protection, are familiar with the tools and follow the manufacturers’ safety instructions. Crabapple LandscapExperts has a great safety record of working smart and efficiently, not hard.
Photo credits and thanks to Greensboro Gardens, Home Depot, Marshall Brothers