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An Easy Way to Edge a Lawn

Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

A humble plank of wood in any size provides a terrific alternative to the string-and-spade method of edging a lawn. No more crawling around on your hands and knees, repeatedly adjusting a string. Lay the board flat, secure it with your foot, and drive a flat spade along one side. Move the board as you work your way down the bed.


Can You Dig It?
The classic tool for edging a bed is the half-moon edger, but any flat-bladed spade will do the job. Sharpening the blade with a metal file will make the job easier and give the cleanest cut.

Comments (2)

  • sudiegoodman 4 Sep, 2013

    Thanks for a super suggestion. Work SMARTER not HARDER!

  • Phyllis-26 27 May, 2011

    I really like that ideal i will try that, because i need to to it.