What to Do to Make transition natural and smooth
I have a leveled lot. I am planning to put gravel around the flower beds in the entire backyard. There are weeds and trees at the lot border, where I would stop the gravel there as well. However, it would seem ODD to jump from weeds and trees to gravel. It would also be difficult to control the weeds seeping underneath the landscape fabric on the edge and look a mess on the edge (I am experiencing this now at the front yard. I used the heaviest landscape fabric there and mulch on top, yet the neighbor's Burmuda grass on the edge always seep underneath the edge).
Usually what I see on other landscapes, the gavel is in the backyard and stop at the place where the ground starts to elevated. The hillside makes a good transition to lead to the trees in the woods. However, in my case, I don't have this advantage.
Any suggestions please