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Carolina Gardening: What to use for edging that's free?

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New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9186241

I have a liriope border that's running wild. On the front side, it's held in check by grass. On the back side, it's spreading hither and yon. I like the lirope and I want to keep it, but I'd like to contain it with some sort of edging from materials on hand. Not really interested in wood, although getting some pallets and pounding in slats might be ok. I'd really like to have something that doesn't disintegrate. Heard of using discarded rain gutter material but I don't have any. What about cutting up plastic milk bottles into strips and pounding those in? Too flexible?

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9186473

If you have cats and use the plastic jugs for litter, cut down they make great edging since you can paint the plastic with the krylon paint pretty much any color you want. 2ltr soda bottles as well .. for both, use a lighter to melt the edges that will be exposed because they can be very sharp.

New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9186567

Great idea! Thanks!

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