The edge of the garden that borders the patio walk bothered me all summer. It was too wavy, snaky and odd. Bad job.
I kept thinking I would wait until cooler weather to get the edger out, cut away the sod, and form a better curve. It only needed a small amount of sod removed but I HATE SOD REMOVAL. It's definitely a cool weather project. I hate digging out lawn. I'd rather weed or wrestle invasive vines. Wait until fall, I said.
But I could stand it no longer.
On a hot afternoon after lunch one day, in the middle of summer with the mid day sun beating down and the humidity approaching jungle saturation levels, I grabbed the edger and did the job.
It took twenty minutes. The groundcover clumps of ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' need to spread out a bit to fill the bare mulch, and the grass looks a little trodden where I was working, but it looks much better.
Why did I wait all summer to do this? It was such a simple fix.