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Revitalising Borders


My new garden has quite a few borders and none of which are straight, which is quite nice, but they have been untouched for at least a year and maybe longer. So the lawn kind of blends into one with no distinct edge. There is maybe 9" of long grass running into the borders below the shrubs (which are all overgrown).

My question is, to start tackling these edges should I strim? Should I go around by hand pulling out the long grass, or should I maybe get one of those 'D' shaped spade edging things which I know exist to cut a nice clear and sharp edge?

I have added a photo below to give you a kind of idea but it's not directly a picture of the borders image






  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,991
    I would use a lawn edging tool to recut the lawns. Then you can remove the rest of the grass from the borders. It will be amazing how tidy and good that will look.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Yes I use a half moon edgeing tool as well.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Wow I wish my japanese anenomes were that big, mine are in shade and don't grow very tall.

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