When you put a lot of time and money into your most are made-to-quote and fit perfectly for all applications, you want the results to last. The right landscape edging can keep lawns, paths and garden beds separated while keeping weeds and turf grass out of your flowers and vegetables. It can also help keep mulch in and prevent it from drifting onto your plants. Edging can be made from a wide variety of materials, with some offering more style than others.
The most common type of edging is made from plastic or metal, and is one of the easiest to install. It comes in a variety of lengths and can be curved for curved borders or straight for straight lines. It is available in a variety of colors to match your garden. The basic hammer-in type of plastic edging is simple to install, with tabs along the edges that you drive into the ground with a mallet. It’s one of the more affordable options, but doesn’t provide as strong a barrier to weeds and turf grasses as products with deeper tabs.
Gardening Harmony: Blending Nature and Structure with Edging Systems
Metal garden edging is similar to plastic, but comes in many different sizes, heights, and colors to suit your landscape. It’s often crafted from durable weather-resistant steel or heavy-gauge aluminum. Most types are installed by digging a trench and using a mallet to pound the edging into place. Some metal edgings come with a series of metal stakes that can be driven into the ground for extra support in soft soil conditions.