Take a few minutes this fall to clean up the edges of your garden's beds and borders. Use a sharp, flat-headed tool, such as a spade, to cut a clean line between the beds and the lawn. This will give your garden a tidy appearance over the winter, and give you a head start on spring's chores.
Shown: Winter border at Hyde Hall, England. Image by Marion Haworth.
Layer your garden with beautiful plants that complement each other. Learn how in The Layered Garden.
Help make working with your garden’s borders easier with a border spade.
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