Creative Landscaping installs bed edging to maintain and create a clean, tailored look to landscape beds. Bed edging is also referred to as a “Natural” or “Victorian” edge. To attain this edge, our landscape crew uses a sharp spade or bed trencher to make a vertical cut in the turf at the edge of a landscape bed. We remove soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches, at a 45-degree angle to the freshly cut vertical edge. With a rake, our crew will smooth the soil to slope toward the border plants; this creates a beveled cut. To maintain a clean line, the beds should be retrenched once a year or as needed. A Natural or Victorian edge will blend into any landscape and is as effective as any product for providing a barrier to grass and weeds and for containing mulch.