There are many ways to accent your landscaping while keeping in your rocks or mulch and keeping those pesky grass clippings out.
Are you looking for a way to keep the grass out and the mulch in, but don’t like the look of traditional landscaping borders? Aluminum edging offers a sleek barrier with minimal visual impact. In areas where you do not have much room to work with, this option can be the perfect solution to maintain a clean landscaping edge that appears more like a natural divide from a distance.
Available in either black and anodized (silver) coloring, this product goes together fast and cuts in smooth to your new and existing landscaping. We use a Bluebird Bed Edger to install most of our edging products (aside from the concrete edging which requires special equipment). This machine keeps the mess down and speeds up the process of installation so you can get your yard in shape in no time!
If you are looking for a way to integrate your existing paver or rock work into your landscaping, try a bullet paver as edging material. The typical bullet edger is just that, a masonry block with one end rounded out and the opposite rounded in so the pavers link together with the ability to create straight or rounded lines.
Now all of your paver edging does not have to be done in a “bullet” form. Some clients have paver patios and they prefer to continue the soldier coursing around the house in a simple, smooth line that transitions well from the walkways and landscaping wall features. These pavers are most easily done in a straight-line fashion; however, with a little additional labor and cutting equipment, these can form rounded lines as well.
Continuous Concrete Curb Edging
Curb edging is becoming very popular in today’s residential and commercial landscaping. Available in a variety of color and with many different stamp patterns, concrete curb edging provides a durable, long-lasting product that creates an artistic statement at the same time. If installed properly, concrete curb edging can dress up the landscaping for many years. The key to its longevity is the base material and installation.
Concrete has the tendency to crack when the soil shifts or settles, so it is more successfully installed around homes that are a few years old. Settling around the home’s foundation is a common problem that most landscapers have little control over. If your home is new and you are considering curb edging to accent your landscaping, make sure your building contractor does an adequate job compacting the area that gets backfilled near the foundation.
Plastic Tube Edging
Many consider the most cost effective form of edging material on the market is the black plastic tube edging. Many commercial applications prefer this product because it is less expensive than any other of the above-mentioned methods to separate lawn from landscaping. The down-side to plastic edging is that, over time, it can get chewed up from mowing and trimming equipment and needs to be replaced more often than any other form of landscaping edging. Consider the idea that the least expensive product may actually end up costing you more in replacement value in the end and you may find it more worthwhile to consider an alternative option above that is more durable in nature.
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