1 edges ILL-DEFINED
Without a defined edge, grass has quickly invaded the garden beds and mowing near shrubs has become difficult.
Widen beds by removing a strip of grass. Dig a spaded edge for quick and easy future maintenance.
STEP 1 Use a sharpened spade to make side-by-side cuts in grass about 30cm from edge of bed. Slide spade under to lift grass, roots and all.
STEP 2 Dig out any grass and weeds that have grown beneath plants in garden bed.
STEP 3 Enrich newly cleared soil with a composted garden mix (from landscape supply companies). This will improve quality and fertility of soil.
STEP 4 Plant widened section with low growers and infill any bare patches under existing plants. In newly enriched soil they will all establish and grow quickly.
STEP 5 Mulch around all plants with shredded bark or other organic mulch. This looks good, helps conserve soil moisture and suppresses growth of seedling weeds.
STEPS STEP 1