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I’m thinking of maybe trying to shape our lawn into curves but scared I will mess it up and look awful bare in mind my garden isn't huge but bit boring in a square
our patio has a curve at end of it
I’m thinking if something like this  
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  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,124
    Why not use a hosepipe to mark out the curves, and then stand back .........or go upstairs and look at it to see if it helps you imagine what it will look like .
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,818
    I have a very curvy lawn and used a hosepipe to get an idea of what it would look like.



    The only advice I would give is to give the curves some definition if you just to it half heartedly it can look like you just haven't edged the lawn very well.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    And don't make them too tight.
    Nibble a bit off at a time using a half moon. It's a lot easier to remove the grass than to put it back!
    Take time before you start( at the hose stage) and during  the nibbling to look at it from an upstairs window -unless you live in a bungalow :)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    Fab idea using the hose pipe I definitely try that once I’ve done the weeding and weather gets bit warmer 
    I definitely put all my energy into doing it properly as can’t stand doing things by half and looking rubbish 
    reason why I wanted to do it as my garden looks bit too neat so needs something else to make stand out better but I do like a tidy and neat garden I know some people don’t 
    once I do the curves do I need put any edging around it to keep it looking trim 

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300
    You shouldn't need any edging unless you're going to step on the edges a lot.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,059
    I changed the curvy edge on my lawn.
    I've made it look like a wide gently winding pathway (so the curves roughly follow each other on either side) that leads to the end. The lawn gets a little narrower toward the end too which gives the impression of greater depth.
    As said above don't go for lots of curves - it just looks messy.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,370
    As B3 said, don't make the curves too tight, it can make it a real pain when you come to mow the lawn. 
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    Great thanks for the tips
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    Do u have any pictures Pete 
  • Now my kids are grown up I have less grass and bigger borders. I’ve probably gone one step further than you want but I turned my lawn into a path. I used a hosepipe. 
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