August is a great time to walk your landscape and plan a few late summer improvements. One easy upgrade is to install concrete edgers. Here’s how to get started.
Edging products are easy to install and can be used to redefine an existing garden, create a new planting space (it’s never too early to think about planting fall bulbs) or to create a barrier to keep the flower bed mulch out of the grass. Edger products are also readily available — at big box stores, garden centers and landscape dealers. Use our Where to Buy tool to find an Anchor™ retailer in your area.
Concrete edgers come in a variety of styles. The traditional bullet edger is a classic, smooth-topped product that fits any garden. Other edger products feature textured surfaces that look like natural stone. You might choose a subtle hue like cream or tan to blend harmoniously into the landscape, or a bold color like charcoal or red to complement your home’s exterior.
Installing concrete edgers is the perfect do-it-yourself project because there’s minimal digging or tools involved. Most edgers are around 12 inches long and weigh 9 to 12 pounds each, so they’re easy to lift and transport.
A few days before you start digging, call 811 to confirm where underground utilities are buried and lay out a pattern with a garden hose or string. For step-by-step instructions, download How to Install Edgers.
You can learn more about landscape edging products at www.anchorblock.com. Whatever inspiration you find to make your landscape dreams come true, tell us about it in the comment section below or on our Facebook page.