Next, remove any sod from between the guidelines. To reuse the cut sod elsewhere in your yard, rent a sod cutter. Then dig a 6-inch trench on each side of the path, following your outline.
Place the lawn edging within the trench. If you're using plastic edging, as we did, place the curled-up "V" at the bottom, facing the interior of the path. Remember to insert a lawn-edging stake through the trim at a 40-degree angle every 4 to 6 feet to keep the edging in place and the meandering shape intact.
Not a fan of black plastic edging? Additional colors are available. Decorative options include bamboo, wrought iron and natural wood.