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Home Gardening Tips: Easier Weeding and Watering

Whether your idea of backyard bliss is a lush garden, a shady retreat or a perfectly manicured landscape, these tips will help you create the low-maintenance yard of your dreams.
  • Donna Jones

    Home Gardening Tips: Easier Weeding and Watering. I like this idea of burying a strip of brick or stone around the edge of borders so grass doesn't grow right up to the edge. Would make it a lot easier to mow.

  • Sydney G.

    Family Handyman: If you're building a fence, a retaining wall, or a planter, set a course of protruding stones in the soil beneath it. That way, your mower can cut all the grass—no trimming by hand needed. The stones should protrude about 4 in. from the wall and stand at least an inch above the soil so grass doesn't creep over them.

  • Sophie Estes

    Add flat stones along m brace raised garden beds to avoid trimming grass edges.

  • Kalynn Dibble

    Bury stones to make a mow strip- use to replace around grass in the back yard

  • Laurie Lee

    No-trim wall border (love this!): Bury stones to make a mow strip. If you're building a fence, a retaining wall or a planter, set a course of protruding stones in the soil beneath it. That way, your mower can cut all the grass—no trimming by hand needed. The stones should protrude about 4 in. from the wall and stand at least an inch above the soil so grass doesn't creep over them. You will still have to pull out grass from between the stones occasionally.

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