8 Tips to Design Your Perfect Lawn Edging


Lawn edging is a great way to give your lawn a finished look and keep it healthy. Edging can be done by hand or with the help of a trimmer, but no matter what you choose, these tips will guide you through the process.

Invest in a trimmer.

If you’re going to be doing any kind of edging, you’re going to need a trimmer. You can buy one at your local hardware store or rent one from there. If you live in an area where lawn care companies are common, it may be worth renting from them instead of buying yourself.

If you choose to buy a trimmer, make sure that it has the right attachments for what size of yard and type of edging job(s) that you want to do. For example, if I were choosing between two trimmers—one with a cord and one without—I would definitely go for the cordless option since my yard isn’t big enough for me to worry about how long charging might take or how far away from an outlet I need to be while using it!

Some other things that might help as well:

Use natural materials.

The first way to design your perfect lawn edging is to use natural materials.

  • Use wood, stone or brick as the material for your edging. These materials are more durable than plastic and will last longer in all weather conditions.
  • If you’re looking for something that looks beautiful as well as being environmentally friendly then natural materials are a great choice for you because they feel great on bare feet and don’t create any pollution when they decompose back into nature.
  • Natural materials are also easier to maintain since they don’t require any maintenance at all – this means less work for you!

Consider creative designs.

  • Consider creative designs.

One of the most important things to consider when designing your lawn edging is to be sure that it goes with the overall aesthetic of your property. If you have an eclectic home and want to keep it that way, then you should consider using various materials and colors in order to create a pattern or picture with your edging. For example, if you have an Asian-inspired landscape, there are many options for materials like bamboo or stone that can be used for this purpose as well as adding color through things like paint or plants. In contrast, if you want something more traditional such as hedges then there are plenty of plants available today which will give off this look without having any need for painting them!

  • Use multiple materials/colors together

Plant your edges.

Planting your edges can help you get the look that’s right for you. You can use plants to define a border, or they can hide the edging. Either way, planting is one of the best ways to add style and interest to an otherwise plain yard.

Planting along an edge can be done in several ways:

  • Plant heights should vary across the width of your lawn and plant combinations should alternate between taller and shorter varieties for visual interest.
  • Keep different plants separated by at least 3 feet so they don’t touch each other when they spread out (you may need more distance depending on how fast each plant grows).

Let your edging do double duty as a retaining wall.

A retaining wall is a structure that holds soil in place. It can be used to create borders around your lawn or garden, and it can also be used as part of your landscaping plan by creating an outdoor patio space.

To create a retaining wall, dig out the area you want to fill with rocks or concrete blocks, then build up a base at least 12 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Fill the trench with soil or mulch material until it’s level with where your grass will grow up against it; this will help prevent erosion of wetter soils near slopes such as those near bodies of water.

Edging does more than just protect your grass.

Not only does edging protect your grass from the elements, it can also be used to create a path, garden or border. By doing so, you can make your lawn look more professional and appealing.

You can use edging on a large scale (to define an entire section of the yard) or in small scale (around flowers). Either way you choose to use it will have an impact on the appearance of your yard.

Install pathways.

If you’re looking to add a bit of interest to your lawn, the best way is with pathways. Pathways can be made from many different materials, including edging, pavers and wood. They can also be made from stone and brick.

Pathways are a great way to bring excitement and character into your garden or landscape design by adding features such as statues or planters that complement the rest of your outdoor space.

Do it yourself or hire a professional?

If you are comfortable with the tools and materials required, then do it yourself! Hiring a professional can be more expensive than doing it yourself, but if you don’t have the time or experience to create a beautiful edge of your own, hiring is certainly worth it.

Either way, use these tips below to help ensure that your lawn edging is both functional and beautiful.

Edging your lawn can be easy and fun!

You may have heard that edging your yard is a tedious and labor-intensive task, but we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be! With the right tools and materials, you can make sure your lawn looks its best without breaking a sweat.

Here are some tips for getting started on your own lawn edging project:

  • Hand-cut or machine-cut? There are two main ways of cutting into the turf. You can use a hand tool such as a spade or shovel, or use a special mower with an attachment that cuts into the grass. Both methods work well depending on what kind of shape you want your lawn edging in (hand cut tends to look rougher while machine cut tends more manicured), but both take time and energy—and if you choose machine cut over hand cut, then don’t forget about watering! If possible try not leave any dead spots in between lines as this will cause weeds.* Materials used for edging vary widely from stone/tile pieces placed along edges; concrete blocks set within beds; metal spikes attached directly onto soil surface (these tend only last one season); wire mesh installed vertically above ground level – whatever material chosen should be durable enough withstand weathering effects over long period of time.”


Now that you’ve learned about all the different types of lawn edging, it’s time to get started on your design. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and point you in the right direction when it comes time to install your new edging.

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