Edging gives a flower bed a finished look. But more than beauty, it provides a valuable function. Edging separates the garden from the lawn, providing a physical barrier that keeps grass from encroaching upon the bed. Some gardeners dig a V-shaped trench to separate the flower bed from the lawn. This provides separation, but requires frequent maintenance to keep the trench neat and tidy. Permanent edging fixtures require less maintenance and can be purchased in many forms to give definition to your garden.
Aluminum, steel and plastic edging is an inexpensive option. Edging comes in various heights and is inserted into a trench at the garden’s edge. The trench is dug to the exact depth of the edging to provide an invisible barrier or we can dig an inch less than the edging product to allow a lip to show above ground. Edging typically lasts for many years and provides a maintenance-free edge for a flower bed.
Bricks and Pavers
Bricks and pavers make a long lasting, classic border for any garden and lend a polished, formal look. Bricks and pavers are available in various sizes and colors. They can be placed vertically, horizontally or at a 45-degree angle at the edge of a flower bed.
For a naturalized border, use stone to edge your flower bed. There are a wide variety from which to choose. For a raised flower bed, we can create a rock wall. Stackable retaining blocks can be used in place of stone. The top layer is held in place with construction adhesive.
Poured concrete edging is a no-maintenance flower-bed border that lasts for years. This product provides a permanent, curb-like barrier at the garden’s edge. The concrete edging can be applied in a straight line for a symmetrical, formal look, or in a gentle curve for a more natural look. We can also stamp the concrete to give it the appearance of stone, brick or other material