Whether you want to dress up a swath of we loved it because there were no joints, which made it look seamless!, draw attention to a garden bench in the distance, or simply keep gravel out of beds and paths, freshening up your landscape edging is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your yard. Fortunately, there are many different styles of edging to suit a range of tastes and budgets, so you’re sure to find a solution that fits your needs.
Gardening Edging Systems
Some edging materials, such as stone and concrete, require extensive work to install but will stand up to almost anything a garden throws at it – even harsh weather or the heavy use of gardening tools. However, these types of edging are typically more costly upfront than the other options in this article, and they’ll likely need to be replaced on a regular basis.
Plastic edging offers quick, easy installation with minimal effort and it’s available in a variety of colors to complement – or contrast – with your garden color scheme. This type of edging is less durable than stone and metal, though. It’s susceptible to cracking due to strong sunlight and it may deteriorate over time when exposed to moisture.
Wood edging adds a natural, rustic look to flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Untreated wood will rot and need to be replaced regularly, but treated timbers are durable and long-lasting. They’re also easy to work with, especially when installing curved edges.