Landscape edging is a great addition to yards
The installation of landscape edging is a great way to beautify a home. It also reduces trimming and keeps mulch in place to provide a good boundary between lawns and planting beds of flowers, shrubs and trees. Edging not only carries its practical benefits, but also its decorative appeal. Edging can accentuate any garden plot or flower bed. In a sense edging puts a frame or border around the picture of your garden. It draws the attention and highlights the chosen areas.
Edging is essential for the preservation of any paved patio, garden bedding, driveway and walkway. If edging is not used, you will find the sand base and hence your pavers will start to move and separate.
By securing the edges, you are securing your patio, driveway and walkway against the harsh elements of rain, snow and foot traffic. Edging helps maintain the appearance and quality of your landscaping.
Landscape edging is available in many different materials. Peter Doran lawn and landscaping can help you decide the product that is right for your landscape design and install it for you.
Most Common Edging Materials
There are three most common types of edging material used in the building and landscaping fields, they are bricks, stones and concrete pavers. These materials are very practical and also have decorative qualities.
A suggestion might be to match the content material to the edging material. This will compliment the look of your project!
1. Brick edging
You can use recycled brick or new bricks. It is important to use bricks that are suitable for weathering. You can also purchase pavers that are brick look-a-like’s. There is a large range of colors available.
2. Stone Edging
Stones have the ability to create many unique looks; formal to informal, depending on the type and texture of the stones that you choose. Stones are available in varying sizes, shapes and colors.
3. Concrete Edging Pavers
If you are edging a paved area, then using pre-cast concrete pavers for the edging will compliment the existing area. Edging pavers are easy to work with for they can be bought custom sized and are durable enough for the outdoors.
There are two main methods for installing edging.
This means that the edging will be laid flat and flush with the soil level. This makes mowing the lawns around such borders much easier and it also creates a unique decorative statement.
By laying the edging vertically you will only see the ends of the edging material, for a trench must be dug out as deep as the material itself is.