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Bed Edging: The Right Way!

Posted by George Hohman
on March 22, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Proper edging around trees and flower beds keeps grass from penetrating a garden and gives properties a clean, beautiful look. Neatly-edged tree beds and garden beds cleanly separate mulch and grass, making sure that they both stay where they belong. The effect that bed edging has on the overall look of a landscape can be amazing!

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Edging all of the beds on a particular piece of property manually, however, can be a lengthy, tiresome process -- especially if it’s on a large area. Letting an experienced landscaping company hand the job can save plenty of time and money. Experts can finish bed edging on property faster, more efficiently, and leave the landscape looking better than it would have otherwise.

When edging trees and flower beds, a good landscaping company should (at the minimum) make sure that a deep 2-inch edge is cut around trees and bed lines, once annually. All work areas should be blown clear and left in an orderly, beautiful condition, making the yard as clean-looking as possible.

Clean edges around the garden beds and trees in your yard is the perfect finishing touch if you take pride in your property and want it to look impressive to everyone who sees it.

A professionally-landscaped property can have a positive psychological effect on visitors before they ever get out of their cars or enter a building. By making sure that their first impression of a property is a good one, businesses can ensure that everyone who enters their doors does so with more positive attitudes and expectations.

Visitors who experience properties that don’t have properly edged trees and flower beds, however, can get the initial impression that a business doesn’t take pride in its own appearance. Because a business’s tree beds and flower beds are some of the first representations that a visitor might see, it’s smart to make sure that they’re as clean-looking as possible to exude an image of professionalism.

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Topics: Commercial Landscaping, Campus Landscaping

George Hohman

Written by George Hohman

George Hohman is President at Turfscape, Inc. He is passionate about the culture and making a difference in people’s lives at Turfscape. He loves the outdoors and coaches High School Baseball at Trinity in Garfield Heights.

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