Mow strips can be made from any solid material used to separate the lawn from a planting bed. They allow a law mower to trim the grass all the way to edge of the lawn without having to use a string trimmer. Mow strips are usually made from concrete but can also be made from pavers
These simple, attractive borders will keep grass from invading your garden and eliminate the need for edge trimming. We'll show you how to install metal, paver and stone borders. Not only do they look great, these borders require almost no maintenance.
concrete border-DIY ~~ it's a lot of up-front labor (this is one of the most sensible set of plans I've seen) but think how much time and effort it saves for YEARS on weeding, trimming, edging, mulching...
Edging your lawn is more than just creating a mow strip, or keeping the weeds out. It sets off what can be the largest element in your yard and garden! Its kind of like trim around a door frame or baseboard moldings around a wall. It finishes it well. So adding a lawn edging could be just what your yard was missing.