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Fall Gardening Tip: Edging the Garden's Beds and Borders

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.

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Shown: Winter border at Hyde Hall, England. Image by Marion Haworth.


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