Edging a curved lawn

fieldfest

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by fieldfest » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:30 am

I have bricks, did this in a couple of hours, just dig out a trench so they are flush with the grass and bash them in place with a mallet, no mortar. been there 2 years now haven't had to reposition any of them, this pic was when they first went in
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jezza

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by jezza » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:14 am

fieldfest wrote:I have bricks, did this in a couple of hours, just dig out a trench so they are flush with the grass and bash them in place with a mallet, no mortar. been there 2 years now haven't had to reposition any of them, this pic was when they first went in
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Exactly the same as mine.

charliepridham

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by charliepridham » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:15 pm

I do mine around the other way to make a wider break between garden and lawn - but then my "lawn" has more weeds in it than the rather smart one shown! :)

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Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:16 pm

fieldfest wrote:I have bricks, did this in a couple of hours, just dig out a trench so they are flush with the grass and bash them in place with a mallet, no mortar. been there 2 years now haven't had to reposition any of them, this pic was when they first went in
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Nice one will give it a go then....maybe during winter if I get he time/weather. What bricks arw those as I would prefer darker.
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kata

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by kata » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks everyone about how to lay the bricks,

I have seen bricks with holes in them, what do we call the ones without a hole.

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Delboy

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by Delboy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:21 pm

I use block pavers.

charliepridham

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by charliepridham » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:00 pm

Delboy wrote:I use block pavers.
Likewise, I would not use real bricks, too much danger of frost damage. You can get Concrete block pavers in a wide range of colours

fern Rob

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by fern Rob » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:12 pm

I have got stone around my lawn the only problem is I have to use the strimmer on it

fieldfest

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by fieldfest » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:22 am

Tom2006 wrote:
fieldfest wrote:I have bricks, did this in a couple of hours, just dig out a trench so they are flush with the grass and bash them in place with a mallet, no mortar. been there 2 years now haven't had to reposition any of them, this pic was when they first went in
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Nice one will give it a go then....maybe during winter if I get he time/weather. What bricks arw those as I would prefer darker.
they used to edge my brothers driveway, they have a rounded edge on the top so I used them upsidedown.

I think this would look nice too cut to 2 cobbles width, but not as cheap as free
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kata

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by kata » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Thanks Charlie and DB,

Been looking at some paving this afternoon, I hope to have some delivered soon.

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Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:21 pm

fieldfest wrote:I have bricks, did this in a couple of hours, just dig out a trench so they are flush with the grass and bash them in place with a mallet, no mortar. been there 2 years now haven't had to reposition any of them, this pic was when they first went in
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After your suggestion, I'll be doing this in winter, but the bricks going the other way I think.

sanatic1234

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:17 am

You can beat using long handled lawn edgers, as long as you get a nice shape to your grass using these will always result in a top finish.

Kristen

Re: Edging a curved lawn

Post by Kristen » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:59 am

Until my postman drives over the edge. Beats me why he thinks that's acceptable - too lazy to walk from the entrance he drives to the door, attempts a 3-point-turn and just drives over the lawn squashing the edges :(

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