One of the best ways to improve a lawn and garden is by edge trimming the beds and create a distinction between where the lawn begins and ends. It shows the property is well maintained and the landscape is well manicured. Edge trimming is one of the few gardening chores I like to do because it’s so easy and creates such a nice appearance. When we talk to new homeowners at our local Choptank chapter of Habitat for Humanity an edger is one of the tools I suggest they buy because they’ll use it several times during the growing season. For $20 at our local Easton Hardware store you can buy one and use it for your life as a homeowner.
At www.diyornot.com where we analyze the cost of edge trimming yourself vs. hiring a landscape service we use the cost of buying a propane-powered string trimmer. To edge trim 600 feet of lawn a landscape service will charge $42. To have it edged 8 times in a typical growing season you would pay $336. Investing in a propane-powered string trimmer and your time is easy on the planet and will save you money in the long run. Here’s a link for more information: Edge trim a lawn.
No matter what type of edge trimmer you use, it’s a must-do garden chore all summer long.