To edge a flower bed, use a garden hose to outline the garden, and then use a spade to cut away the dirt and grass along the perimeter of the flower bed. Add mulch after edging the flower bed to repress grass and weed growth.Continue Reading
Place a garden hose along the outside perimeter of the flower bed to use as a guide when creating the edge.
Use a spade or a metal edger to cut into the ground around the perimeter of the flower bed, and remove the grass inside the garden bed with a shovel. Using the first cut as a guide, cut into the ground at a depth of 4 to 6 inches, and remove the dirt that is cut away to create a trench. Use the spade to create a 90-degree angle on the turf side of the garden bed, and use garden shears to remove grass that extends inside the edge of the bed.
After cutting the edge, add 2 to 3 inches of mulch on the flower bed to reduce weed growth and to separate the garden from the surrounding turf. Smooth the mulch out to form an even layer.