Landscape edging is typically used to define a border for a specific space around a grouping of plants. You have several choices for landscape edging. They include wood, plastic, metal and masonry. Of course the simplest type of landscape edging is a shallow trench cut around the lawn’s edge defining the border. The only problem with this type of edging is that it must be re-cut periodically. If you are a homeowner that prefers a lower maintenance landscaping design, you might want to consider edging made from metal, plastic, wood or brick. A more permanent landscape edging will create the look of a clean edge and is almost maintenance free after the initial installation.
Landscape edging will keep your lawn grass from spreading into your flower beds as well as providing a finished look to your overall landscaping. It will also prevent any mulch, decorative rock or wood that you use in your flower beds from spreading to your lawn and getting spread around by your lawn mower.
There is no rule on which type of landscape edging you need to choose for your flower beds. Look at your overall landscaping theme and then decide which type of edging will work best. Do you want the borders on your flower beds to curve or have a straight edge? Or maybe you want to create paths in your landscaping and you can use your edging to define the different areas that are for plants.
Landscape edging should be installed to decrease the overall maintenance of your landscaping as well as provide an attractive division between your lawn and your flower beds.