How To Choose Landscape Edging


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What is landscape edging?

Landscape edging is a border that creates a clean line between the lawn and the garden. With many different types and styles to choose from, there are plenty of options when selecting landscape edging for your project.

Landscape edging can be installed in many different ways depending on what type you choose. Some use spikes with metal or plastic caps while others use wire mesh or concrete blocks as their base. Edging also comes with various profiles such as straight lines, curves and custom cuts to fit your needs!

Landscape edging is used to define a space and keep grass from growing into the garden area or along pathways through landscapes requiring additional attention year-round maintenance (such as sod).

What are the benefits of landscape edging?

Landscape edging has a number of benefits. It can help keep your plants from spreading into unwanted areas, which is particularly important when it comes to keeping them out of your lawn or driveway. Moreover, landscape edging prevents soil erosion and adds definition to the shape of your garden or yard. Landscape edging also provides an attractive look for any outdoor space.

Who should use landscape edging?

Landscape edging is for everyone. From the novice to the professional, from the homeowner to the landscaper and from the weekend warrior to the weekend warrior.

Landscape edging is for everyone because it can be used to improve your landscape in many different ways.

What types of landscape edging are available?

The type of edging you choose will depend on the look you want and how well it will hold up to weather and wear.

There are many different kinds of landscape edging available, including:

  • Wood (cedar, redwood, locust)
  • Metal (copper or galvanized steel)
  • Concrete (pavers)
  • Plastic (vinyl or PVC)

How do I install landscape edging?

You will find a number of methods for installing landscape edging. The most common technique involves using a shovel to dig out the dirt along the edge of your lawn or garden bed, and then laying down landscape edging on top of it. You may need to add soil to fill in gaps between sections if necessary. You can also use this time to level out any uneven surfaces in your yard with dirt or sand (depending on what you’re working with).

Another way is by setting up your landscape edging before removing any weeds or grasses that are growing around it; lay it down over top of them and then cover them up again with sand or soil once they’re gone. This works well for small areas like flower beds, but won’t be as effective for larger sections like those around trees or fences because there’s too much weight involved from having such tall objects sitting directly on top without any additional support beneath them.”

How do I maintain landscape edging?

Maintenance of landscape edging is fairly easy. As long as the edging is free of debris and weeds, there are only a few things that need doing to keep it looking nice.

  • Remove weeds once they appear: If you have plants growing in your mulch, those plants can shoot out of the ground and grow up through the mulch around your edging and into the rest of your garden. This will cause unsightly gaps between where you have mulched and where you do not have mulched; this also makes it hard for people with limited mobility who may need to access different parts of their garden because they can’t step over broken pieces of concrete or stone that make up part of their landscape’s general aesthetic. To prevent this problem from happening, use a weed killer (such as Roundup) whenever you see weeds growing between sections where there should be none! You can also use vinegar instead if you want something more natural but still effective! You may also want to consider adding more mulch after removing any unwanted plants if necessary–either way works fine so long as we’re talking about maintaining our existing systems!”

There are many reasons to add landscape edging to your yard, and it will make it easier to maintain.

Although the main purpose of landscape edging is to define your garden or yard, there are many other reasons to add it. It can help keep your soil from washing away and it can also keep your plants from spreading into your neighbor’s yard or yours. This will make it easier for you to maintain and save time in the long run.


These are just some of the reasons why landscapers and homeowners choose to use landscape edging. It can also be used as a base for plants, flowers and grasses, making it easier to maintain your yard or garden. If you’re looking at adding some new plants this spring, consider using landscape edging as well!

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