Get your lawn in shape for summer – with perfect turf edges

The hum of lawnmowers regularly fills the air, now that winter is finally over and summer is fast approaching.

But even the most prudent of gardeners should be careful not to ruin the look of a beautifully cut lawn with untidy edges.

Here are Wilkinson Sword’s top tips for creating your own perfect patch of paradise.

First, avoid standing on the edge of the grass while mowing, as it will make it much easier to cut edges that haven’t been trampled. Rake up any grass cuttings so that you can easily check which edges need more precise attention.

The Carbon Steel Lawn Rake will make light work of this job, thanks to its natural weatherproofed handle and strong carbon steel head with a traditional fan design. Rather than rake all the cuttings into the middle of the lawn, work in rows, which will save time and energy – also allowing you to more clearly see where you have already tidied.

Then, use a half-moon tool such as Wilkinson Sword’s Stainless Steel Edging Blade to neaten up any rough or uneven lines left by the mower, creating precise edges where the lawn meets borders, paths and patios.

This high-quality tool has a head made from rust-resistant stainless steel and a weatherproofed ash handle – meaning that it can last for many years to come. For a straight finish, use a piece of rope to create a curved line.

For a truly professional finish, use Long-Handled Edging Shears to neaten up any unwanted tufts or cut any lawn which is flush with the path.

These carbon steel 17cm long blades will quickly and easily help you to create a precise lawn edge. It’s a good idea to mark the area you want to edge first and go slow and steady for the best results.

Sometimes, only ultra-precision will do. For any fiddly work or smaller areas, Wilkinson Sword’s Ultralight Single Handed Grass Shears are the ideal choice.

Weighing only 235g – 30 per cent lighter than standard hand grass shears – the design combines comfort, practicality and precision. Not only can the shears be used to perfectly edge grass, they can also be used to shear topiary too.

To discover more about Wilkinson Sword’s extensive line of high-quality tools, visit

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