If you enjoy spending time in your yard, one of the often overlooked touches to many gardens and landscapes is edging. Edging is used to create clean, defined lines between flower beds and other areas. While it is most notably used between the lawn and adjoining flower or vegetable garden, it can also be used with flowers or shrubs to separate or divide a patio area and the surrounding landscape.If you enjoy spending time in your yard, one of the often overlooked touches to many gardens and landscapes is edging. Edging is used to create clean, defined lines between flower beds and other areas. While it is most notably used between the lawn and adjoining flower or vegetable garden, it can also be used with flowers or shrubs to separate or divide a patio area and the surrounding landscape.
As noted, lawn and garden edging is the most common edging done in landscaping. However, there are numerous options to choose from when it comes to lawn and garden edging. Below are just some of the best ideas to help you in choosing which lawn and garden edging to consider.
Brick or Concrete Edging
A very common, simple and inexpensive lawn and garden edging option is to lay brick or concrete down between the lawn and the garden. For bricks, because they are already pre-shaped, you have the choice to lay bricks down in many different ways.
• Arrange a pattern of them, laying side by side with the shorter end of the brick parallel to the lawn and garden.
• Turn the bricks and have the longer side parallel.
• Lay bricks down like a brick road.
• Utilize red, grey, terra cotta, or an array of colors of bricks.
• You can also purchase pre-designed scalloped brick edging for a textured look.
For either concrete or brick edging, you can make a slim or wider edging depending on the look or feel you want to give to your garden. One advantage of having a wider concrete or brick edge is that when you cut your lawn, you can better keep lawn clippings out of your garden and it’s a bit easier for cleanup, as well.
Another option for lawn and garden edging is to use materials to use an edging that creates a raised bed out of the garden. This is a great way to add some texture and dimension to the landscape, that might otherwise be flat and one-dimensional. It can also be a way to create a seating area, depending on the materials that you choose to use. For the raised-bed edging design, there are a number of different materials that can be used to edge a raised bed, including brick and concrete. Other materials include railway sleepers, wood planks, vertical logs, patio bricks, and large stones. The important part with this type of edging is to make sure that you build the edging deep enough and sturdy enough to support the weight of the soil and plants inside your garden area.
Short and Simple Edging
If all you want is to add some edging to create a divide between your lawn and your garden, you can do so with simple edging made from wood, plastic, or metal. Any local hardware store will have simple edging of all kinds to choose from. The important tip for choosing any kind of metal edging is to make sure to choose a material, like aluminum, so that it won’t rust or wear away with moisture or weather.
Edging between your lawn and garden doesn’t have to be expensive, elaborate or labor-intensive. But, like most things in life, it all really depends on what type of garden you have and what purpose you want the edging to serve in your yard.
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