Homeowners are always looking for ways to enhance the beauty of their landscape designs. Many homeowners often think that choosing the right plants alone will make their landscaping stand out. But often, a simple landscaping technique called edging is what really makes landscape designs pop.
Garden edging is what makes plants stand out. It gives structure, order, and style to landscape designs. The technique is popular amongst residential landscape designers because it offers a great amount of versatility. There are many different materials that you can use to create edging, and there are many different edging techniques.
To create edging in your own landscape, you must first choose a material to edge with. Really, just about any material can be used as an edging. Some homeowners choose to use “creative” edging materials like old plates, bottles, and sea shells. However, if you want to take a more traditional approach, then you can start with any one of these materials:
You can also determine what type of look you might like to achieve with your edging. You can create edging that gives your landscape design a natural, country, old world, or modern look. Stone is often used to create a more “natural” edging, while a pre-cast cement edging can create a much more modern look, for example. You can design your own landscape edging or you can have a professional landscaper create designs for you. Some common edging ideas include:
Plant Edging: As previously stated, you can use any material for edging, even other plants. Just use a plant that is distinctly different from the plants in the garden bed it is surrounding.
Flagstone Edging: This stone is popularly used for garden edging. It is a wide flat stone that is typically stacked for height. Create stacks of flagstone and place them around a garden bed for a simple but elegant garden edging.
Picket-Fence Edging: This technique uses wood sticks to create a picket-fence like structure around a garden bed. All you have to do is place the wood sticks in the ground and place them close together. You can use wood of any size, shape, and type.
In addition to these techniques, you can also take materials like boulders and bricks and simply place them side-by-side along a garden path. All it takes is the right material and an eye for detail to create wonderful edging in your landscape.
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By blurryhazyindistinct on 2017-07-14 18:42:34
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Watch as we install a 20′ strip of Valley View lawn edging with narration.