Gardening Edging Systems

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The right lawn edging can create crisp, clean transitions between your they have a vast array of profiles like 1.6mm, 2.0mm, and 2.5mm, flowering plants and grass, and help keep them tidy. Several types of landscape edging are available, from plastic and rubber to stone and metal. Each type has its own look, and each has advantages or disadvantages for your garden. Some require professional installation, while others can be a do-it-yourself project for the handy homeowner. Some materials are more expensive than others, but all can add a polished finish to your yard and garden.

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Plastic lawn edging is an affordable and easy-to-install option that won’t need replacement as wood edging does. It is available in a variety of lengths and comes in black, green, and brown varieties to suit your landscape colors. Installing is as simple as placing the edging around your beds and using a rubber mallet to drive the rust-resistant spikes into the tabs. However, because it doesn’t require digging, this edging might not provide much of a barrier to prevent weeds and turf grasses from creeping into your gardens. It also might not last as long as edging made from metal or stone, and you may need to readjust the spikes from time to time.

Mortared stone borders can add a rustic feel to your garden, and they work well with nearly any style of landscape, from cottage and casual to formal and contemporary. They can be pricey, though, and since they require a poured concrete footing for stability, this type of edging should be installed by a skilled mason.