Installing landscape edging is a beautiful way to set your gardens and pathways apart from your lawn
Thinking about how to take your yard to the next level? Installing landscape edging is an opportunity to give your gardens and pathways a beautiful decorative border while keeping the grass from invading. Enhance your yard — and keep it in order — with edging in a wide range of materials and styles.
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Benefits of installing landscape edging
There are great visual benefits to edging your garden beds, pathways and around your decorative trees and shrubs.
Installing landscape edging creates definition and a clean visual line. It will accentuate your plant beds while simultaneously keeping grass and mulch where they belong. Edging needn’t be all straight lines. You can create curves to complement your landscape design and the features of your garden. Plus, depending on the material you choose, you can unify your landscaping by coordinating with the rest of your home in style and personality. Landscape edging is truly the finishing touch for any garden.
Another benefit is in the function of landscape edging. No more grass running into beds, making them messy and disrupting the look of your landscaping. No more mulch spilling into your lawn. Plus, it’s easier to maintain your plants when they are set apart from each other with edging.
Installing landscape edging is an important part of lawn care.
Types and Materials
Edging can be as subtle as a barely visible strip of plastic, rubber, or metal at the edge of your grass. But it can also take shape as a decorative feature in its own right, depending on the materials and style you select.
There’s a wide range of material suitable for attractive landscape edging. Almost any material appropriate for creating a border that can withstand the outdoor elements can make a great edging material. Examples include:
- Natural Stone
- Poured Concrete
Take several things into consideration when choosing the material for your edging.
- What sort of plants are you growing, and how will they be complemented by the style and material?
- Do you want the edges to be a feature in their own right, such as a retaining wall or a stone border that leads into a functional stone or gravel pathway?
- How does the architecture and style of your home determine what will look best? For example, a very modern house might look great with metal edging, whereas a different home could be best complemented by stacked flagstone or woven willow edges.
Installing landscape edging is a win-win
There’s no easier way to make your lawn look crisp, finished and well-taken care of than with landscape edging. Whether you are looking for a functional way to keep the mulch under your decorative trees and shrubs in place, or aiming for a refresh for all your landscaping, choosing and installing the right edging can be the key.
In Bergen County, call Borst for the best in landscape design and maintenance, year-round.