How to Edge a Flower Bed or Garden with Tips from a Pro | Angie’s List

Edging a flower bed or a garden is one of the easiest ways to make your landscape look a lot more attractive. First you need to pick an edging tool that will allow you to dig into soil efficiently. Next you are to mark the edge of your flower bed or garden and start to create the edge by digging the soil. Finally, you can finish the edge with mulch or even brick edging. It is best to ask a professional for their advice before you actually finish the edging though. Finally, maintain the edge weekly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pick an edging tool and use this to start digging through your soil/dirt.
  • Create the edge of your bed by marking the edge first and then digging into the mark.
  • Finish the edge and if you’re unsure of how to do so, ask a landscaper for their opinion.

“That’s why Marchiafava recommends working with an experienced landscaper. “It’s a good idea to have a professional create the initial edge,” he says. From there, edging can keep its look with simple maintenance.”

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How to Use Floor Sanders and Edgers | Wood Floor Techniques 101

Floor sanding is done with two machines, the drum sander and the edger, which have different uses. The drum sander, operated from a standing position does the majority of the floor, but cannot get too close to the walls. For areas next to the wall or areas too shallow for a drum sander you use the edger, which you operate while kneeling. Here are instructions for how to operate each machine and tips for using them to sand your floors.

Key Takeaways:

  • An edger is used to sand around the edge of a room and is best used for areas that are very shallow.
  • You always must begin at the left wall because of the motion the machine moves in.
  • Sand the room in a clockwise manner as that is the way an edger runs.

“The drum sander looks like a cross between a vacuum and a lawn mower, but you can’t move it across the floor in a vacuuming or mowing pattern. At any given second in time drum sanders are designed to cut a divot into the wood of your floor that is 8″ wide by 1/2″ long.”

Read more: https://www.peteshardwoodfloors.com/Wood-Floor-Techniques-101/sandingequipment.html

Setting Goals In The Garden – How To Achieve Your Gardening Goals

To achieve the gardening success you want, you should set clearly-defined goals and have a detailed strategy. The goals should be specific, but not overly-complicated. Having a short list of achievable, important goals is better than having a wishlist of actions that never happen. Plan the term of your projects, and if you want to store or can garden items. You will want to take action on your plan, preparing the soil and tools. Purchase seeds and seedlings early. Track your progress, and mark as you achieve your gardening goals, for a sense of accomplishment.

Key Takeaways:

  • To achieve gardening goals, you will need to prepare your garden. Purchase or rent the needed items, and do research on the plants you intend to grow.
  • Sticking to your plan is important to achieve your goal. List your planting priorities and achievements as you succeed.
  • Canning and freezing are an excellent way to prolong and enjoy the benefits of your hard gardening work.

“Produce lasts longest and captures the best flavor when it can go straight from the garden to the canning jar or freezer.”

Read more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/setting-goals-in-the-garden.htm