This is my first instructable hope that it is a useful and may possibly inspire others out there. The following will explain how to make a mulch border around your garden. The garden border's purpose is to ultimately improve the appearance of the edge of the garden. But it will also make for a nice flower bed, reduce weeds the creep into the garden and allow for easier mowing and weed whacking.
Step 1: Supplies
For this project the following are needed.
Ground Clothe (to prevent weeds) ~ $5-6
Six bags of Mulch ~ $2.75 per bag
Wire Clothes Hanger
Step 2: Preparation
My garden is 25LX10W this gives me a total 70ft perimeter I planned to have the border be about one foot wide. The six bags of mulch was plenty for this job with a little excess. I decided to just cover the existing grass this the ground cloth. But make sure that your grass is trimmed up short, this will make things easier later on.
First I laid out the cloth along the length of the garden with a foot of excess on each end. I then cut the 25ft side first then I continued to cut the shorter 10ft. side.
The cloth is 30 inches wide so made a cut strait down the middle of the cloth so that I had four 15 inch wide strips for the sides.