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Seperating Lawn and gravel driveway


 
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MeathMan
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Seperating Lawn and gravel driveway Reply with quote

Hi, I want to have my lawn butt straight up to my gravelled area around my house. I dont want any visible kerbing or divider. What do I need to do to achieve this and to keep a well defined border. Also, I assume that the grassy are should slope upwards away from the gravel to ensure that I don't have a problem with stones ending up on my lawn??
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Sb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Meathman. A strip steel edge is a classy method of edging often used in older gardens. The modern day version of this product available to the public is known as everedge, do a gooogle search for the name and it brings up loads of info about it..
One thing it does say is that it is just 1.6 mm gauge, which may not be enough to take a few clips from a car wheel. If you wanted to be smart about it and save a few bob at the same time you could visit a local engineering works and get them to cut a sheet of 3mm galvanised sheet metal into strips for you. strips about 4 to 5inches high should be well high enough to allow hammering into the ground after you have created your curves.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SB. That looks perfect. I'll probably take ur advice and get some galvanised sheet metal.
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