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Separating grass and gravel border

Hi,

I have a gravel border down one side of my garden. I couldn't put any plants there as its under a hedge so it would be in the shade and nothing would grow. Is there an easy way to seperate the grass from the gravel. I have been cutting the grass edge on a weekly basis but wondered if there was anything I could do to make things easier?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    You can get metal edging, but I'm not particularly keen on the look and some of them can be quite expensive (often advertised in the back of GW magazine).  Also not so good if children fall over on them.  (I was that child image)

     I prefer to fix a treated timber edge (packs of gravel board from a DIY store will be fine) with hardwood pegs knocked in to hold them to the edge of the lawn, but unless you're handy with the tools it's probably best to get a builder/landscaper person to do it for you.

    How to do it shown here http://www.pavingexpert.com/edging2.htm image

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  • BluebaronBluebaron Posts: 226
    How long will a gravel board last used in this way?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    Can't say exactly - so much depends on weather and soil conditions and any wear and tear, but I'd expect them to last 15 years or more.

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