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edging

  1. 1. Landscape Maintenance Plant: Butterfly Bush Term: Edging
  2. 2. Butterfly Bush Buddleia <ul><li>Flowering Shrub </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Full Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Drought Tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Grows 5' to 10' tall, produces large arching canes </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms: lavender, pink, purple white blooms all summer </li></ul><ul><li>A rather unkept growth habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Can grow 5' to 8' from the ground in a single season </li></ul><ul><li>Pruning: Cut back every winter Attracts birds & butterflies. Cut flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Can become invasive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Edging <ul><li>Installing a sharp line of separation between a garden area and an adjacent lawn. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also refer to removing turf material that is overgrowing walks & driveways </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of Edging <ul><li>Keeps weeds & grass from growing into garden beds </li></ul><ul><li>Gives a firm edge to use a line trimmer against </li></ul><ul><li>Gives a finished appearance to the lawn </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plastic edging <ul><li>Install by removing a wedge of sod </li></ul><ul><li>Place the edging in the gap </li></ul><ul><li>The top of the edging should be about 1” above the lawn level </li></ul><ul><li>Straighten ahead of time by allowing to lay flat – (esp. important in cold temperatures) </li></ul><ul><li>Best to stake down to prevent winter heaving </li></ul><ul><li>New types are more attractive -> </li></ul><ul><li> – more expensive </li></ul>Poor Quality Installation
  6. 6. Other Edging <ul><li>Dug Edging </li></ul><ul><li>Stone Edging </li></ul><ul><li>Other Edging </li></ul>
  7. 7. Poured Edging <ul><li>Stamped Concrete </li></ul>
  8. 8. Warrenton Community Center <ul><li>Field Trip Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch will be provided </li></ul><ul><li>Got to bus port following 2 nd block </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jobs <ul><li>Edge gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Weed Beds </li></ul><ul><li>Plant flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch </li></ul><ul><li>Pea gravel </li></ul>
  10. 10. Garden Plan <ul><li>Accent Stones </li></ul><ul><li>Low Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Year-round interest </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plants <ul><li>Euphorbia – Blackbird </li></ul><ul><li>Coreopsis – Crème Brule </li></ul><ul><li>Heuchera – Tiramisu </li></ul><ul><li>Pennisetum – Little Bunny </li></ul>

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