If you’re a gardener, adding edging stones to your flower beds can be a fun way to spice up your garden and make it look more organized and easy to care for. Edging stones not only help create the boundaries of your flower bed but also help keep mulch in place as well as prevent grass from growing between them. Here’s how:
Step 1: Decide on the size of your edging stone border.
The size of the border depends on the size of your flower bed. If you have a large flower bed, use a large edging stone to make the border look even larger. The same applies for smaller flower beds: use smaller edging stones for them (or vice versa).
You can also choose to make two different types of borders depending on what type of flowers are planted in each section. For instance, if you have some drought-tolerant plants as well as other plants that require more water, it would be better to create two different edges around each section—one with smooth edges and one with rough edges—so that they don’t mix up when watering time comes around!
Step 2: Measure out the area.
First, you’ll need to measure out the area where you want to install edging stones. You should use a measuring tape or yardstick for this. Measure the length and width of the area, then double-check those measurements to make sure they’re accurate. Measure from your edging stones to your flower bed as well so that there’s enough space for your flowers.
Step 3: Outline the perimeter with string and stakes.
Outlining the perimeter with string and stakes is a very important step in creating your flower bed. The stakes and string will help you keep your flowers in place, so it’s important to get this right before you start planting!
First, string out the perimeter of your flower bed with a garden hose or any other flexible material. Make sure that it is taut but not too tight; if you tug on it, should move easily enough for you to lift up one end without having to pull back on anything else. Then use wooden or metal stakes to mark off evenly spaced points at intervals along the border line. Finally, make sure that everything is level by holding up both ends of two pieces of string that are parallel to each other (like this) against each stake:
Step 4: Dig and level a trench about 1” deep.
Now, it’s time to dig and level the trench.
To do this, you’ll need:
- A shovel or spade (a pickaxe can be helpful if you’re digging through rocks)
- A measuring tape or ruler
- A straight edge (like a board or stick)
Once you have your tools ready, proceed as follows: 1. Measure out how wide and deep you want your trench to be; 2. Dig down at least 1” into the soil with your shovel; 3. Measure out where each stone should go and mark it with chalk; 4. Use your straight edge to make sure your trench is perfectly level before placing the edging stones so they don’t wobble; 5.* If there are roots in the way of where a stone needs to go, try clearing them away or redirecting them without damaging them too much so that they grow back stronger than before!
Step 5: Install Edging Stones.
Now that you’ve got your stones, it’s time to install them.
First, you’ll need to cut the edging stones so that they fit along the edge of your flower bed. If you bought an extra-large bag and have lots of extra space between your flower beds, feel free to cut all of your edging stones at once and save yourself some work later on. Just make sure you don’t cut too many pieces; otherwise, they won’t fit into place properly when it comes time for installation.
If you’re working with multiple types of materials (like bricks or concrete pavers), be sure that all surfaces are level before installing any type of edging stone. If there are any bumps in one surface area but not others, this will cause problems when trying to install the other materials over top of them because they won’t sit flat against each other—they’ll stick up slightly higher than everything else around them!
Step 6: Fill in dirt between stones.
The next step is to fill in the dirt between the stones. The best way to do this is with a shovel, but if you have a lot of dirt to fill in, you may need to use a hand trowel instead. If you are using mulch, just spread it on top of the soil and leave it at that.
Step 7: Install landscape fabric. This should be tucked into the trench before you fill it in with soil.
Now that you have the edging stones lined up, it’s time to add a layer of landscape fabric. This should be tucked into the trench before you fill it in with soil. Landscape fabric is a thin layer of plastic that is used to prevent weeds from growing in your flower bed. It is easy to install, just cut it to size and lay it into the trench. Landscape fabric is available at most garden centers.
Once your edging stones are in place and your landscape fabric installed, fill in around them with topsoil or another quality planting medium such as compost or peat moss (or both).
Step 8: Install your landscaping materials, such as mulch or decorative rocks, around the edging stones to completely finish your flower bed.
Edging stones are not just for flower beds and garden borders. You can also use them to help with drainage and prevent erosion in your yard.
Edging stones are a great way to give your yard an organized look because they create a border around grass, trees or shrubs. They will also help keep the grass from growing into the mulch or decorative rock that you place on top of them. With so many benefits to using edging stones, it’s no wonder that many people consider them the best option for creating their own unique flower beds!
If you enjoy planting or gardening, adding edging stones can be a fun way to spice up your garden and make it look more organized and easy to care for.
If you enjoy planting or gardening, adding edging stones can be a fun way to spice up your garden and make it look more organized and easy to care for. The process of adding edging stones to your flower bed is very simple. Once you have finished laying out the stones in your flower bed, it’s time to add some mulch around them. What makes mulch so great is that it not only looks nice but also helps keep weeds away from growing in between the stone rows. You should always make sure that whatever kind of edging stone that you use has holes drilled into them so that they are easier on mower blades when being cut across them during their rotation over time between each year’s growth cycle!
I hope this article has given you some ideas for how to add edging stones to your flower bed. This is a great way to make your garden look more organized and beautiful, while also improving its durability and making it easier to care for. If you’d like more tips on gardening or landscaping, please feel free to check out our blog where we share lots of useful information!