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How to Use a Lawn Edger

Learn how to give your lawn a clean edge with a lawn edger from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Make your lawn and your garden beds look smooth and picture perfect by using a lawn edger. Routine lawn edging also helps keep grass roots from invading your sidewalk and/or driveway. Whether you’re using a gas-powered edger or a manual one, you can achieve straight, defined edges with your lawn and garden. Follow these simple steps from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

How to Use a Lawn Edger
Give your lawn clear, defined edges with a gas-powered or manual lawn edger. Learn the basics with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

How to Use a Lawn Edger:

1. Places your lawn edger’s wheel on the pavement with the blade over the edge into the grass. Keep the edger blade about 1″ to 1-1/2″ deep into the soil to make a clean cut. Power edgers work best when you’re working with a straight line or a right angle. If you’re working with curved edged or edges that aren’t clearly defined, it’s best to use a manual edging tool.

2. Refine the edge you’ve made with a garden spade, deepening the cut to about 4″ – 6″. If you’re cutting a new bed, you also need to cut the turf on the inside of the bed with a spade.

3. Use a string trimmer to remove any extra grass so it doesn’t grow in the space left behind.

4. Install lawn edging into the space you’ve created with the lawn edger and spade. There are different colors and styles to choose from, so use lawn edging that will compliment your landscaping and garden.

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand your lawn and garden are you pride and joy. That’s we carry everything you need to fertilize, trim, plant and more. From garden hand tools to outdoor power equipment, you’ll find everything to make your lawn and garden the prettiest on the block. For more tips, visit our Lawn Care and Gardening blogs.


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