Well, I can't really call it
my idea. But it is the best little
project I've ever done in my backyard because it saves me hours of grass
trimming every summer. Here's the idea.
Set a row of flat stones or pavers
into the soil along fences, planters, retaining walls—any place in your backyard
that normally requires trimming after mowing. Your mower can roll right over
the stones and cut all the grass. No
need for trimming.
I used stones that were
about 2 in. thick and left them about an inch above the soil level to
discourage grass from creeping over them. Once or twice each summer, I pull out
any grass that has sneaked between the stones.
— Gary Wentz, Senior Editor
Here are some more ways to
simplify yard chores:
Tips for easier weeding and
Install a garden irrigation
Sharpen the blade for faster
mowing and healthier grass