James’ Pick: Top 8 Garden Edging Choices

James’ Home Services Pick: Top 8 Garden Edging Options.

Garden edging can make or break your garden. Done well, it can make your garden pop, add a touch of character and enhance your garden’s beauty. Garden edging helps to maintain your garden as well as defining the different sections of your garden by being a boundary between garden beds, paths and lawn. There are many different options out there depending on the style you are after and your budget.

Brick Garden Edging Pros and Cons

This traditional option is relatively cost effective and widely available making it a quick and simple choice. Bricks can be concreted in or simply dug below the soil.

  • Pros: cost effective and long-lasting
  • Cons: Weeds can grow in gaps

Logs and Sleeper Garden Edging Pros and Cons

Logs and sleepers provide a great rustic style garden edging that works particularly well with vegetable gardens. Wood is easy to maintain but note will wear and break down over the years.

  • Pros: Sturdy
  • Cons: Will break down over time

Rock Garden Edging Pros and Cons

If you are looking for a natural edging solution, then mismatched rock edging is a great way to enhance an informal look to your garden. Choose from rocks of all shapes, sizes and colours to build your own unique rock edging solution.

  • Pros: Long-lasting and eye-catching
  • Cons: Expensive and open to weed growth

Concrete Garden Edges Pros and Cons

Concrete edging makes mowing a breeze due to its firm edge and is a very sturdy edging option. It won’t be affected by weeds but is quite a costly edging option and creates quite a harsh defined look.

Pros: Durable and easy to mow
Cons: Harsh look and hard to install by yourself

Flagstone or Cobblestone Garden Edging Pros and Cons

If a county vibe is one you are looking for then flagstone edging is a great option. Flagstone can be found in different shapes, sizes and colours to work with your existing garden and house exterior and are super durable to last against the elements.

  • Pros: Visually appealing
  • Cons: Expensive and watch for weeds and algae can grow

Plastic Garden Edging Pros and Cons

Plastic edging is a simple to install and maintain edging option. However, be sure to invest in a thicker option, as the thinner plastic will degrade quicker in the sun.

  • Pros: cost effective and easy to install
  • Cons: Can change shape over time and break

Low-Growing Plants Pros and Cons

By using low-growing mounding plants you can create a soft feel to your garden edging. Do be aware that weeds will be present and can make it quite tricky when mowing due to having an undefined edge.

  • Pros: Low maintenance
  • Cons: Weeds and time consuming to grow

Creative Garden Edging Tips From James’ Home Services

If you are looking for something beyond the traditional, opt for something completely different.

Stained glass bottles offer a mystical and whimsical feel to your garden and come in some bright different colours. They are simply dug into the soil upside down to create an arty edge.

Get your hands on some metal piping (can be varying sizes) and dig into the soil. They can then be filed with little pebbles or plants to create a point of difference to your edging.

Create your perfect garden by choosing the right garden edging. Call us or complete the enquiry form on this page for one of our James’ Home Services team to come and assess your garden and what edging would suit you and your budget best!

Photos from: James Lawn and Garden Care – Edmonton.

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