You’ve put in the time to create a beautiful lawn—your landscaping effort and skill are now on display for all the world to see. It is too bad it takes much more effort to maintain that beauty than it probably did to create it. Perhaps much more effort than you ever planned on having to expend? Sure, there are many benefits to landscape edging in general. But is it worth the effort? And which is better—using lawn edging products or making and maintaining a natural landscape edge? We do not want to make that call for you, but we are here to help and present you with some bed edging alternatives for your Texas landscape.
Why you shouldn’t go with a natural edge
If you’re wanting a sharp edge between lawn and garden or lawn and beds, a natural edge is going to be a lot of work. The grass is going to naturally try and migrate into the garden or beds and thus, will not only require frequent mowing but also frequent electric edging and weed management too. You want to maintain this edge as little as possible, focusing on more important and pressing landscaping activities.
Metal Flower Bed Edging
Metal landscape edging itself comes in different varieties—with choices in metal material, installation method, style and more. And while metal landscape edging may not be your cheapest landscape edging option, it will do a fantastic, long-term job.
Metal edging also offers a very clean-cut and practical resolution to keep plants and materials in place, while keeping grass and weeds out.
Brick Bed Edging
Brick edging can provide a sophisticated dividing line between your lawn and flower beds. Clay edgers provide a wide range of colors and sizes that can be matched in dimension and color. Select multiple shades, shapes and sizes to make an eye-appealing pattern. Some types of brick edging have a scalloped edge. For horizontal edging, lay the bricks flat in a trench or set them upright edge-to-edge for a border that is more distinct. This low maintenance, long term solution to bed edging is very attractive and effective.
Mulch Bed Edging
The right mulch edging can transform your yard by creating defined areas for mulch, flower beds, plants and shrubs. A simple mulch edge can help prevent the unwanted spread of grass, and provide a distinct path for your lawn mower to follow. The simplest method, you can Increase curb appeal with an easy and affordable project.
Epic Edge is a composite edging solution made from 100% recycled plastic and wood fibers. This combination allows for a sturdy edging product while retaining flexibility. Unlike wood edging, Epic Edge will not rot or splinter. A safe alternative to metal edgings, Epic Edge does not have sharp edges, will not rust and has nominal thermal expansion. Rolls are available in multiple lengths and can be cut as needed. Additional lengths are joined using connectors.
If you have any landscaping needs; commercial or residential, or in regards to the topic of this blog, don’t hesitate to give our team at Carruthers Landscaping a call at (972) 620-9560.