Best ways to edge a garden
1. Spaded edge
The easiest (and cheapest) way to edge your garden is to cut a line in your lawn using your spade edge, about 10-15cm from where your lawn meets the garden bed. Whether it’s straight lines or organic curves, maintain the look by running the spade or your whipper snipper around the edges from time to time.
2. Bamboo edge
Fabulous along pathways in tropical gardens, you buy this bamboo edging by the roll (typically 15cm-long pieces of bamboo wired together in 1m lengths). Pick up enough edging to suit your project, roll it out, then keep it upright by wiring it to small garden stakes every metre or less. Some models include stakes, so you just simply push or hammer the edging into position.
3. Wire edge
Enhance the borders of garden beds and pathways in your yard with elegant wire hoop edging. It’s powder coated in a range of colours, and works well in cottage gardens or informal schemes – just spike it in and you’re done!
4. Plastic edge
Built to last in the tough Aussie conditions, plastic edging comes in a variety of designs and lengths to suit your garden scheme. Use this durable plastic edging system in combination with a spade edge for a classic look alongside flowerbeds. So sweet!
5. Paved or bricked edge
One of the easiest to maintain edgings, and great for using up spare pavers or bricks, is this simple approach. Dig a narrow trench of suitable depth (so pavers or bricks sit at same level as soil) then place pavers end-to-end along edges. If you wish to, you can concrete them into place. The advantage of this technique is that you can run the wheel of the mower on the solid edge, trimming the lawn edges as you go – no whipper snipper required!
6. Granite paving blocks
7. Wooden palisade edge
Upcycling some old bits of wood to create a wooden palisade is a great way to reuse old materials. The only downside is that hardwood doesn't curve, so keep that in mind when choosing your edging.
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