Everything you need to know
If you want a clear transition from your garden to your patio or from your lawn to your vegetable or flower garden, lawn and garden edging is the way to go. By placing lawn edging between two elements of your yard, you create a distinct break between the two parts, providing greater visual appeal. However, there are other reasons to use lawn and garden edging:
- Using lawn edging will make it easier to mow and trim your yard very neatly, as the trimming can easily be done right up to the edge.
- Lawn and garden edging also shortens trimming time because it limits where the lawn grows.
- Having edging placed around a garden will cut down the time you spend weeding. The lawn edging makes a natural barrier that prevents weeds from entering the garden beds.
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When you put edging around mulch beds, it will keep the mulch right where it belongs – no more mulch all over your yard.
Lawn and garden edging isn't expensive, but it adds significant value to your yard because it shows off your garden areas and shrubbery, and complements your home.
Types of Lawn Edging
There are many different types of lawn edging and a seemingly endless variety of styles. You can purchase a type and style that will work best with your landscape and that will work best with the look of your home. Here are some of the most popular kinds:
- Lawn edging made of vinyl is incredibly durable and will stand up to just about any type of abuse. Accidental nicks from lawnmowers aren't a safety hazard with vinyl lawn edging, either. Lawn edging in vinyl is available in a wide variety of styles, sizes and shapes, so there is certain to be one that will fit your landscape.
- Plastic lawn edging is well-liked by many homeowners because there are a number of styles that resemble small fences. Additionally, plastic lawn edging is very long-lasting.
- Concrete lawn edging is extremely strong and resilient against the elements of nature. However, it can be hazardous to lawnmowers and other lawn equipment, causing damage to the equipment if contact is made. A great number of homeowners prefer concrete lawn edging, though, because it has a more formal and finished look.
Any type of edging can be installed rather easily. Prices vary depending upon the type of lawn edging chosen; however, there is sure to be a type of lawn and garden edging that fits every homeowner's budget.