Garden Edging Ideas For Homeowners

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It’s important to create a visually appealing garden with edgings, but garden edging ideas should still be sensible. Garden edging doesn’t just make things look great, it also (if installed properly) creates the best barrier for keeping grass and weeds from the garden itself. Having garden edging around a flower bed or an accentuated driveway are nice visual features, but they will get quite a bit of attention too!

well-designed edgings can make the most of all the work you put into making a garden attractive. Landscape edgings add visual interest to the garden beds you have built and give additional landscaping options to you. You may also want to include garden edging in your formal design. For example, if you’re working on a formal lawn with a few formal gardens as well as a patio, garden edging makes a nice border along the edges of your lawn or garden beds.

Landscape Edgings

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Landscape edgings can add a decorative border to the borders of your bed gardens, a garden bed, or even between gardens. They can be decorative, functional or just to help you maintain neat order in your landscape. 

These landscape elements are often referred to as beds. Beds are used to provide the focal point in a landscape design and, depending on the function, they can serve different purposes.

Garden Beds

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Garden beds can include a simple edge that separates one garden from another, a mulching edge or a decorative bed edging. Some people like to plant shrubs in and around their beds, while others like to use a simple lawn edging to keep grass from growing up in their gardens. 

In addition to the functions, landscape edging can help keep a garden neat and tidy. Here are some examples of garden edging:

Metal Garden Edging

Metal Garden Edging The most common of all garden edging ideas is the simple metal fence that’s usually built using an aluminum or steel alloy. A lot of the time, garden stakes are made of metal. 

These garden stakes can be used to delineate lawns or gardens, to mark the edges of flower beds or to create a garden ‘line’. Metal garden stakes are usually inexpensive and easy to install. Some companies also make garden stakes that are flexible, so that you can bend or curve them into whatever shape suits your garden best.

Mulch Mulching

Mulch Mulching is the process of applying organic mulch to enhance the look of your landscape and prevent the growth of weeds. You can do this in several ways. First, you can simply place the mulch in your soil (after removing the top layer) and allow it to soak in for several days. 

Then you can rake or shake the mulch away to reveal the new topsoil. Or, you can place the mulch in a large compost pile and let the compost do the work!

Galvanized Steel Landscaping Stakes

Galvanized Steel Landscaping stakes are one of the most popular garden edging ideas available today. They’re very easy to use, and are ideal for any type of yard. Galvanized steel landscape stakes have black steel rods with zinc coated steel ends – which make them more rust-resistant than other metal landscape stakes. If you already have existing garden edging around your yard, you might consider buying galvanized steel landscape stakes and simply extending them. 

Or if you’re not sure about moving the landscape stakes, you can always get a free landscape design guide at a hardware store and cut and shape the landscape stakes to exactly match your existing beds. Galvanized steel landscape stakes can help create a unique landscape style that’s easy to maintain.

Final Words 

Curb Appeal One of the great ways to add curb appeal is by using gravel as a border. Gravel borders add interest to any yard by creating an edgier border. You can use gravel in a variety of different ways, from defining a border along a walkway or patio to using it as a ground cover to help prevent weeds from growing into your flower beds. Using gravel in any of these ways is a great way to add interest, but also helps reduce the risk of soil erosion and helps to define your landscaping boundaries.

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