Garden edging is generally done to banish those pesky lawn grasses from your landscape beds. However, it also adds a lot of beauty to your garden if done with some intelligence. A little bit of smart work can give a ravishing look to your garden. It can transform your garden from a simple garden to a classy aesthetic one.
A garden lawn edging could be of many types, the common ones being plastic strips, wooden edging, spade-cut trenches and the brick paver. The technique that you deploy could depend on multiple factors.
Gardens having ornamental plantings would generally require Plastic strip garden edging. However it is also important to note that this technique requires some additional maintenance, especially in the event of excessive rains or snow. This is pretty similar to the steel strip form of garden edging, just that the former is available in different sizes.
Wooden Garden Edging is another very common technique. It is often used because it’s very cost effective. It also gives a good look to your garden and goes well if you have a wooden finish to your home. It gives a distinctive look. However the disadvantage here is that it doesn’t last long especially when there is too much water.
Spade-Cut Trenches are also elegant. The biggest advantage with this technique is that they go along with any type of home and background.
The Flagstone technique uses the flagstone to give a kind of unfinished, yet elegant look to your garden. Here the uneven edges standout and make the garden look very natural.
There are many more techniques for garden edging. The best among them are highlighted here. It is always important to consider your surroundings before you decide on a particular technique. Also remember to factor in the weather and the location where you stay. It is possible to use any technique that suits you. You can also get innovative with the materials that you use for decorating your garden. It may even be stuff which you never use again. Even simple metal pieces can give a decorative look to your garden. Lots of cheap materials are available in the modern day home improvement stores. Just watch your neighbor’s gardens and see how they have done it.
In short, all that is needed is a desire to have a good garden. You can use any technique that suits you and your environment. Be innovative and you will surely be surprised after seeing the end result yourself.