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Install roll edging in lawn with variable slopes

I want to put roll edging in my yard to create clean breaks between the grassy areas and the planting beds. My yard does not have a uniform slope however. It has multiple grade breaks in all ...
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Wooden fruit crates as edging for lawn

As you can see, this grave needs some sort of edging to prevent soil from running down. Now i could use bricks for the job but that would take away the raised bed look of the grave that i like. Plus ...
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Borders and weeds

I am planning a border around our fence, which will be approximately 50m by 1m in total. As a test, I made a 2m by 1m test border, and planted malva, anemone, campanula, delphinium, lavender etc. On ...
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Rods (either metal, bendable PVC or..?) options for creating a garden border? USA

I am trying to find some type of sturdy yet bendable tubing in some kind of metal that I can shape into this type of fence in the photos below. I am trying to protect a sidewalk garden in front of our ...
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Entertaining, privacy producing, driveway bed plants

I'm looking for a small tree or shrub recommendation for the bed on the side of my driveway. I live in Providence, RI (zone 6, maybe zone 7 since we're in the middle of the heat island that is our ...
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Can comptonia (sweet fern) be used/maintained as a low hedge?

We're working on a commercial space with low trimmed (2') boxwoods forming borders around 2 small patio areas. They are planted in beds surrounded by concrete, and are definitely not thriving. I ...
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How can I ensure my new garden border doesn't tip out like the current one is?

My front flower-bed is separated from my lawn by a row of edging stones about four inches tall half-buried in the soil. Unfortunately, between being hit by the lawn-mower a few times (oops!), being in ...
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Filling gaps between alliums

At this time of year Thompson Morgan has a sale of 100 alliums for just under £6. I took the offer last year and have ordered 2 packs this year, so I have 200 allium bulbs to plant in the border. The ...
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Can I use weed killer to eliminate grass growing between my bulbs?

In the borders on the front of my house, I have a number of shrubs and bulbs that come up every spring. Every year, once the bulbs have died off, I dig the soil and rid it of the weeds and grass. ...
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Lawn border to stop grass growth

I have a type of crab grass in my yard, I live in a warm climate, Latin American to be exact. It's always been a pain to keep the grass out of the walkways and out of the garden in a neat fashion. ...
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Building a concrete divider for a lawn/garden bed

I have a garden bed in between my fence and my lawn, seperated by a row of two bricks in an "L" arrangement. I'd like to replace the bricks with a concrete divider similar the picture in this post - ...
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Is painting a lawn/garden border a good idea?

My lawn goes up to my garden bed with a concrete border between. I looks something like this. But the plain concrete looks ... bad, just bad. I'm thinking about slapping a coat of paint on it, maybe ...
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Keeping lawn out of garden beds

I have buffalo grass for lawn and garden beds around the house. The grass wants to spread into my garden bed. I have a border of concrete curves that looks like this: But the border is fairly ...