Landscape edging has aesthetic and functional applications. This is used to create clean lines along the boundary of the plant beds and the edges of a garden. There are many materials that are used as garden edgings. Some of the materials used are concrete, metal, timber and blocks.
One such example of garden edging is EverEdge which is a steel edging. It is galvanised or powder coated. You can bend this edging to form any curve or angle which makes keeping your garden lines very easy. Many people tend to use garden edging to improve the aesthetics of flower beds and pathways. Careful design of edging can improve the overall layout of the landscape. This will also help keep the soil in the plant beds and stop grass from running from the pathway into the flower beds. It can provide a deterrent to weeds as well. Because the edges of the garden beds are defined, you don’t need to worry about people stepping all over the beds. It is an easy way of maintaining your garden.
Weeding is something that can take a lot of time. Any little bit that you can do to minimise this time can help you. You are able to carefully manicure the garden by using the edgings. It is essentially a barrier that will help weeds from invading the garden. You will still have to do some weeding but this can help you out in a big way. When there is rain, the soil can run off from the beds and into the lawn and the pathways. This is prevented by the use of garden edging. You need to make sure that the material of the garden edging is able to withstand different weather conditions. By ensuring that the soil doesn’t run off, you are ensuring the health of the plants.
There is a lot of maintenance that is required when you are gardening. You will need to provide fertiliser to the beds routinely, irrigate them or manually water them, mow the lawns, weed them etc. Because the garden edging clearly separates the parts of your garden, it can help with your routine maintenance. You now have a clean edge to follow when you are mowing. And you will be able to experiment with the garden edging to create different shapes and access paths throughout the plants. Once the plant beds and the pathways are clearly marked, you can prevent people from stepping all over the garden.
Blocks and metal edging are the most common material that is used for garden edging. Metal is also very durable and it can be used for curved and straight lines. The method of installation depends on the nature of materials you use. Brick can be laid in so many ways to create interesting garden edgings. But this is mostly used for straight lines. With plastic edgings, you have more versatility and you can actually achieve curved edgings. If you are using wood for the edging, make sure that you treat it so that it is protected from climatic conditions. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, concrete edgings are a good option.