Power Edging Your Lawn to Perfection

Power edging is an excellent way of giving your lawn the extra touch it needs to become truly beautiful. Let’s take a look at how to power edge your lawn to perfection.


Power edging can either be done manually or with a special machine. If you’re feeling like getting a bit of exercise, you’ll need either a half-moon or square bottomed spade as well as some string and wooden stakes to define the edge of your lawn. Alternatively, you can pick up a motorized power edger from your local home and garden store.

How to Power Edge

Power edging isn’t particularly difficult, but it does require a bit of finesse and technique to be done correctly.

    1. Make sure you’re wearing the appropriate safety gear, including work gloves, closed-toe shoes, and safety glasses.

    2. Use a string and some wooden stakes to lay out the edge of your lawn. A garden hose can be used to define curved edges.

    3. Cut into the soil about 5 inches deep at a minimum 60 degree angle. Repeat this until you’ve covered the perimeter of your lawn.

    4. Remove any outlying weed roots or pieces of grass that you’ve missed.

    5.Enjoy a crisp, well-defined lawn!

Nenad Dumanovic

Nenad Dumanovic worked for Yardly, the Lawn Care and Snow Removal Service Platform, as an Operations Coordinator. Read his posts for insights to maintaining the perfect lawn and property.