Edging – WYNTK
Edging is one of the easiest ways to really dress up your lawn without any major investment. It creates space definitions between a property’s lawn and landscaped areas in a way that enhances the overall aesthetics. Clean and crisp edging just looks great—when it’s done well.
Of course, on the flip side, when edging is poorly done, it could actually detract from the overall look and negate any benefits you might receive from this landscaping task. That’s why it’s important to get edging done right.
Here are some edging ideas and considerations to keep in mind as you think about delineating your lawn from the rest of your landscape.
The Benefits of Edging
Edging obviously has an aesthetic appeal to it, which is probably the main reason that property managers and owners consider it in the first place. It is one of those landscape features that is simple but has a dramatic impact.
However, there are other benefits to consider as well.
When you edge, you actually create a physical barrier between the lawn and the landscape, which can reduce overall maintenance. It’s easier to care for each delineated space separately. Edging even allows you to spot weeds more easily and may help prevent lawn weeds from making it into landscaped areas and vice versa.
How to Edge
There are a few ways to approach edging. One is to physically have an edge cut into the ground with a sharp landscaping tool. This really does look fantastic but can admittedly be a challenge as it does require ongoing upkeep. The edge will need to be freshened up periodically to keep it looking clean and crisp.
Because of that, some people do add an edging material to help hold that look in place (by holding back natural soil erosion). However, unless you’re investing in a high-quality product, like steel edging, it’s important to note that the plastic edging material also does not hold up well. It doesn’t take much for it to crack and break—and something as simple as lawn mowing can destroy it.
Edging with hardscaped material like landscaping block or pavers can be an effective way to hold an edge. When installed properly (such as taking leveling into account), this can look great while also serving the purpose of separating your spaces.
Mulching with Edging
Another really important service that can be performed at the time of edging is installing a fresh layer of mulch. Proper and professional mulching goes a really long way in helping your landscaped areas to perform optimally.
Mulching looks great. But it’s definitely more than just an aesthetic addition. Mulching your plant beds has a direct impact on your plants’ performance. It helps to insulate your plants’ delicate roots from wind, excessive heat, and cold. Mulch also has natural weed suppression abilities that help to keep your landscaped areas looking weed-free.
One of the reasons to hire a professional landscaping company to perform your mulching is that they can also edge your beds at the same time to create the best look and to encourage the best performance of your plant material.
Working with a Pro
Edging is one of those landscape tasks that seems simple enough but you can absolutely tell the difference between a job that was completed by a professional and one that was not. If you’re looking for the best results, it’s worth partnering with a pro who is skilled at providing you with the best!
At Carruther’s Landscape Management, we can help fulfill your mulching and edging needs to help get you the look—and the results—you’re after. It will help you to get the best possible bang for your buck.