Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Member only

Edging a Garden Bed

Here are four tools you can use to keep your beds and borders looking neat

This video is only available to All Access members

This video is available online for the first time ever exclusively for All Access members. Sign up for a free trial to access our entire collection of videos, articles, and plant records.

Start Your Free Trial

Nothing sets off your garden beds like a nice, crisp edge. Here are four common tools for edging a garden bed. 

Edging a bed with a spade is pretty simple. Just line it up where you want your edge and step down onto it to dig out the sod you want to remove.
Pros: You probably already have a spade in your tool collection. You won’t need any extra tools. Spades don’t require electricity or gas.
Cons: Edging with a spade can be slow-going and labor-intensive. Spades usually have a curved edge, which can make it hard to achieve a straight edge you’re looking for.

Half-moon edger The half-moon edger was created for making crisp edges and is used much like a spade is. Pros: It has a straight-edge, which makes for a cleaner edge than a spade. Half-moon edgers don’t require electricity or gas. Cons:…

This article is only available to Fine Gardening members

View Comments


Log in or become a member to post a comment on this article.

Related Articles

The Latest

Magazine Cover

Take your passion for plants to the next level

Subscribe today and save up to 44%

"As a recently identified gardening nut I have tried all the magazines and this one is head and shoulders above the pack."


View All