You’re in the mood to edge. You know it, and I know it. It’s just something that happens to gardeners sometimes, and there’s really no point in fighting it. Sure, you could go out and buy a pre-made edging solution such as concrete or plastic. But why not try your hand at making one? For those of us who like things simple and charmingly homemade, DIY edging is the way to go. Here are five of my favorite DIY edging ideas:
1. Lawn edging.
Lawn edging is a fantastic way to define your garden. Whether you want to create borders around your flowerbeds or simply define the edges of your lawn, this DIY project offers some great options.
You can choose between wood and metal for the materials for your edging, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Wood is easier to work with, but it will rot over time if left outside in moist conditions all year round; metal lasts longer but isn’t as flexible as wood when it comes time to move things around in an established garden bed.
Most lawn edging can be stained or painted—the choice really depends on whether you like the natural look or prefer something more colorful! If staining isn’t an option (if you’re using treated lumber), painting will help prevent unwanted stains from accumulating over time and protect against rusting steel stakes that may otherwise go unnoticed until they’re too far gone
2. Wood garden borders.
Wood garden borders are a great option for a natural look. They have many of the same characteristics as other edging options, including durability and ease of installation. However, they are also easy to replace if damaged and can be painted or stained in any color you like.
Wood garden borders also come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses so you can choose which best suits your needs. The thicker the wood border, the less likely it will break when stepped on or driven over by lawnmowers.
3. Log roll edging.
Log roll edging is a great way to add character to your garden. They’re easy to install and can be made from used materials, including logs and pallets.
Log rolls are typically created using logs that have been cut into 4-inch sections, but they can also be made of recycled wooden pallets. You can paint or stain the log rolls any color you want!
4. Border pathway stones.
Border pathway stones are a great way to add an elegant touch to your garden. A border pathway stone is a long, flat stone that you can use to create a border around your path. They’re easy to install and remove, plus they won’t require much maintenance once they’re in place. You can choose from several different materials for this type of edging, including sandstone and granite.
Here’s how you can install them:
- Measure out the width of the path where you want to install the borders by using either string or chalk lines as guides on either side of it; then mark off where each row of stones will go using wooden stakes (or something similar) as anchors for locating each one properly later on down the line when installing them all together at once rather than individually every single time after doing so before putting any more effort into making sure everything fits together nicely without any gaps left between each one being noticeable when viewed head-on instead just walking along side them looking down upon them which may not be an option due to trees blocking those views but still important nonetheless!
5. Brick flower bed border
Brick flower bed border
Bricks are a traditional edging material and a good choice for edging a flower bed. Bricks add style to your garden while adding definition between the flower bed and lawn. They are also a good choice for edging vegetable gardens, especially if you want a more formal look. When choosing bricks for your garden, remember that they can be expensive or hard to find in small quantities, so plan ahead!
This blog is about different ways you can edge your garden DIY style
You no longer have to settle for bland, boring garden edges! You can make them look amazing. If you’re wondering how to edge your garden, then this blog is for you!
In this blog we will walk through some of the best DIY edging ideas and show you how easy it is to create a beautiful and effective edge using these tips. With a bit of time and effort, the results are well worth it. We’ve even got some handy links at the end should you need more inspiration or more information about any of the techniques we’ve covered here today.
If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our other blogs on DIY garden edging. If DIY isn’t your thing then we also offer a range of ready-made edging products in various styles including wood borders and stone borders.