If you have walked or driven through a residential neighborhood you would have seen that home owners have their own unique preferences when it comes to landscape edging. But what do we mean by landscape edging and what are the different ways to do it?
Landscape edging is decorating or ornamenting the flowerbeds in the landscape by using different materials. Some of the materials used are wood or metal brick or plastic
Why is this edging done anyway? Because it has definite advantages. Some of them are:
It adds a nice decorative touch
It makes things neat and tidy
It gives a clear crisp definition to garden plots
It keeps the soil and mulch in and grass out of garden beds
Your choice of edging materials will depend upon what you are trying to achieve and also the amount of time and money you are willing to invest in the process.
Wood: You can use different types of wood in the edging process. Landscape timbers and railroad ties are popular, durable and relatively inexpensive.
Plastic: Plastic edging, may not be as aesthetic as wood or stone but it is reasonably priced, can last for decades and is fairly simple to install.
Metal: Professionals’ often opt for metal edging. It is slightly more expensive; but it lasts for a very long time and is easy to work with