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You don't have to have a green thumb to have a great looking backyard. The little things make the biggest difference. One small project you can do is lawn edging. Lawn edging is a great way to separate your lawn from your planting beds or patio. It's both attractive and practical, giving your yard a more manicured look without a great deal of work. Whether you choose wood, metal, plastic or stone, your edging will improve the look of your lawn without costing you a lot of green.
Installing edging can be as simple as cutting a shallow trench or groove into the sod and laying the edging into the cut area. Some edging is set onto or pushed into the ground. Plastic roll and metal edging needs to be secured with stakes.
Maintenance of the edging itself is minimal if it is installed properly, though few things in the lawn can look as bad as poorly trimmed edging. Take the time to keep grass and weeds at bay. Edging tools are available in a wide range of styles. Electric and gas trimmers, as well as hand-operated tools like as spades or roller-style trimmers, help keep edging neat.