Clear the Slate
Once the larger plant growth has been cleared, use a hoe to remove the smaller vegetation (Image 2). An important step in clearing the slate is shaping it for the addition of stone, plants, and mulch. The goal is to separate the lawn from the bed space by creating an edge using an edger (Image 3). Make a deep edge, so that over time any mulch or stone that does wash out goes into the edge and not onto the lawn.