5 October 2011

Bed edging

I wanted to edge the new garden bed while the edge was still sharp where the spade had cut into the grass. Luckily today's weather was absolutely glorious and it was a pleasure to be working outside.

First, I took this pallet that my friend R got for me (for free, yay, thank you R!)

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I made V-shaped cuts:

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This is the result (I had to obviously do a few straight cuts too):

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Ready made stakes on the edging strips!

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In the spirit of using what I had on hand I painted them with some black acrylic paint thinned with water - we'll see how it holds up in the weather.

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Then I hammered the stakes into the edge of the bed and pressed the soil back against them. What a difference it makes!

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I also painted and dug in some strips around the kitchen garden bed to prevent the soil from spilling onto the path.

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Here are a couple of before and after shots:

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AFTER
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BEFORE & AFTER
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6 comments:

  1. Always the busy bee! Looks lovely.

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  2. That is a way super cool amazing idea! Now if only there were a solution for my curvy beds. I thought I was making my flower beds look all cool by making them curvy. Nice but pain in the behind. You cool edging looks likes something Jason would do on Desperate Landscapes - check it out if you haven't seen it. http://www.hulu.com/desperate-landscapes?c=Home-and-Garden

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  3. I know this is an older entry, but I love it! I am using this an inspiration for my front garden when I tackle it soon. (ps, this is silly, but I giggle everytime I read your blog or see you on Pinterest as we have the same name! And apparently a lot of the same taste! So Hi from Jen Morris in Calgary, AB, Canada!)

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    1. Hi other Jen Morris! How fun :)

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  4. how did you cut the wood? a jigsaw?

    thanks!
    heidi in mpls

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    1. Yes I used a jigsaw.

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