Edging around your flower beds will create a polished look. It will also help keep your mulch, soil and stones in the area you want them. There are a few edging choices, including cement, bricks and rubber. Rubber edging will not help in keeping invasive grasses at bay. However, many people choose the rubber edging because it is capable of holding its shape for several years. It is also quick and simple to install.
Lay out the design of your garden bed using string or spray paint. Once you have something you like, dig out any grass with a shovel and rake the soil to loosen it.
Measure the area around your garden bed to find out how much edging you will need. Read the information on the rubber edging to find out how long it is and how many strips you will need.
Smooth out the soil as much as you can to eliminate any large bumps or dips that will cause the rubber edging to not lay flat.
Place a piece of your edging right side up on the ground. Bend and manipulate the edging so that it takes the form you want.
Match the previous piece of rubber edging end to end with another piece of rubber edging. Continue in this way until you have made it all the way around your garden bed.