Everyone wants an edge over the competition. When it comes to home sales, that edge can be razor-thin or as wide as the sidewalk. As you prepare your Ann Arbor homes for sale, the following are some edging ideas that could close the deal when you put your home on the market.
Start by creating a defined path for the edge. You can do this using a rope, garden hose, or chalk line. You can make your line straight or give it a curvy twist, but whatever you do, you want the line to be smooth and even. Once the line is where you want it, it's time to make your cuts.
When you are making a straight edge, you can start at the ends. When you are making curved edging, it's better to start in the center and work towards the end. It's a good idea to practice on a small, out of the way section if you are using a power edger. This will help prevent mistakes and give you a chance to learn how to use the device and control it as it makes the edge.
You will want to walk slowly as you make the edge. The slower you go, the less likely you are to make a mistake that will send your edge off into space. Conversely, if you are using a manual edging tool, be sure to apply firm pressure and make the same rotation with the blade as you move across the lawn. Further, it's a good idea to overlap your cuts to help keep the line straight as you go on down the line.