Edging your Cleveland Property Landscaping

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Looking for advice from a Cleveland tree company? Landscaping your Cleveland property is all about the details: a strategically placed shade tree, nicely trimmed trees and shrubs, not a weed in sight. Even still, you might look at your yard and then glance at a professionally landscaped yard, trying to figure out what that one little something is that makes all the difference.

Edging is an often overlooked, but important piece of effective and attractive landscaping. This technique creates a border and boundary around your garden bed, trees, or shrubs. This way, the organic mulch will be less likely to shift around onto the rest of the lawn. It is also a way to stop growing weeds from popping up.

There are four main types of edging you should keep in mind when edging around your home’s flower and tree beds:

  • Spade-cut edging – This is the easiest and simplest way to edge; all you need for this one is a spade shovel. Use your spade to make a narrow trench about 3 inches deep around your flower or tree beds.
  • Strip edging – Use this method is best used for following curves. You can use plastic or metal strip edging materials and anchor them into the ground. Make sure to leave the top portion of the edging above the trench for effective separation.
  • Masonry edging – For this, you will need concrete, brick, or stone pieces. While it is the most popular choice for edging, it is also the most expensive and will take a bit more time to arrange neatly.
  • Wood edging – If you choose to go this route, you can choose between a range of heights for the wood pieces – from flat boards to round logs. Wood is a good choice if you are looking for an affordable way to edge. Also, the wood that is used for edging is naturally resistant to rot: redwood, cypress, and cedar.

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Mulching around your trees is a way to keep moisture available for the roots and provides a barrier from both hot and cold temperatures. Adding mulch to your flower or tree beds also prevents soil runoff, allowing the nutrients to stay in place. When you edge around your garden beds, you are taking the next step in ensuring that your soil and mulch are providing the most benefits for your trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Have more questions about how our Cleveland tree company can help you take care of your property? Call us at VanCuren for more advice or for your next project. We also provide tree services for: tree removal, tree trimming, and even emergency tree removal. Get started with us today!

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