What a Difference an Edge Makes!
The hot, muggy weather didn't present ideal conditions for a landscape project, but the edge of this flower garden had become a mess. It was nearly impossible to tell where the bed left off and the lawn began. The goal was to make a dramatic difference in the garden's appearance as quickly as possible, and we selected this strip along the road for the most impact.
If you look closely at the pictures, you'll see the hose in the "before" picture. This is a little trick I learned from one of my garden magazines--to use a hose to design the edge before you begin cutting. I love the ease of trying out difference curves to see which way I prefer before I commit to the real deal.
Here are some quick before and after photos to show today's accomplishments.