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Mowing made easy

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

I love the idea of a wide edging of bricks or pavers along a perennial border. I looks neat and tidy, but it also cuts down on maintenance. No need to get out the edger or the weed-whacker here! This is a perennial border at the Toledo Botanical Garden in Ohio. Here, that wide border edging is actually a pathway. Even more useful!

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  1. PeonyFan 03/10/2011

    This is a great photo but I'd like to learn whether other gardeners know of innovative means of edging beds in smaller-scale gardens. The plastic edging strips are ugly but without them, keeping grass out of flower beds is an unending task. Do the thin metal strips work well?

  2. petuniababi 03/10/2011

    Such a beautiful photo.The brick work makes it look so put together!In answer to PeonyFan; I have had better success with the metal strips than the plastic edging.The metal holds up longer and does a better job of keeping out grass.

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