Four Ways to Maintain a Lawn Edge

Learn various methods for maintaing a neat lawn edge with this landscaping guide.

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Replace turf

Often the edges of the lawn can crumble away or die back, particularly if herbaceous plants have spread out over the lawn during the summer. The simplest solution is to cut out the affected area with a half moon cutter, slicing back to healthy turf. Remove the affected section, and then rotate it 180 degrees, placing the healthy section of lawn on the edge. Then rake and reseed the damaged area, which is now away from the lawn edge. Keep the replaced turf well watered during dry weather. Repeat this process wherever there are bare patches on the edge of the lawn.

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