Garden edging systems are a key component of any great garden design. Not only does it create a clean line between different areas of the garden, it also helps prevent the growth of weeds.
What is best to use for garden edging?
Barrier styles are the most common type of landscape edging system, as it helps create any shape you want! and they can be made from a variety of materials including plastic, stone, metal and even brick. Each material has its own advantages, so it’s important to choose one that matches the style of your garden and fits your budget.
Metal edging is a durable and attractive option for landscapes. Available in a range of heights, it can be set flush with lawns and paths or elevated to create raised planting areas.
EverEdge, a popular choice with many garden designers, comes in meter-long strips that can be sunk into the ground or formed into sinuous curves around trees and other features. It is highly resistant to rot and weather and can be painted or rusted.
Steel edging is another popular and practical lawn garden edging option, which can be purchased at home improvement stores and landscape supply yards and nurseries. It is available in a variety of lengths and comes in various colors, including black, brown and rusted Cor-Ten steel.
It can be shaped to follow intricate contours and is easy to install. It resists ground movement, most often caused by excessive rains or frost heave, and is also very durable against damage from garden maintenance tools. It’s a strong but flexible landscape edging product that will last for eight to ten years or more, depending on the thickness of the edging.