Landscape edging plays a key role in the overall design of your yard. Edging delineates each part of your yard, creating clearly defined spaces between tree islands, flower beds, and other decorative sections, separating from one another, from the lawn, or from hardscape features, such as walkways, driveways, patios, and steps.
Not only does the division that landscaping edging provides help to improve the overall aesthetic appeal of your yard, but it also keeps things neat and tidy. On top of all that, edging makes maintaining your landscape a lot easier, as it prevents grass or landscaping materials (mulch, pebbles, shells, etc.) from spreading into spaces you don’t want it growing, like flower beds.
What’s the Best Landscape Edging?
Since landscaping plays such an important role in the overall look, function, and maintenance of your yard, you want to make sure you choose the best option possible. There are so many different types of landscaping edging. Head to any home improvement store or search online retailers and you’ll find many different edging options to choose from.
While having a lot of choices is a good thing, trying to sift through and weigh all of the different styles can be a bit tedious and overwhelming. To help simplify the process, we’ve taken the liberty of doing the research for you. After doing some comparison shopping and careful deliberation, we’ve narrowed down the choices to the handful that we think are the best.
Below, you’ll find an overview of our picks for the best landscape edging options currently on the market.
Plastic Landscape Edging
Of all the different types of landscaping edging, plastic lawn edging is certainly one of the most popular. That’s because it’s available in a wide range of styles, colors, and textures. Not to mention, plastic edging is super-versatile, very easy to work with, fairly durable, and easy to install. At about 35 cents to $3 a liner foot, it’s also relatively inexpensive.
The majority of plastic edging stands at 4 inches tall and the lengths vary widely. Most plastic landscape edging types stake into the ground and come with spikes to hold the edging in place.
Steel Landscape Edging
Steel is another popular type of edging for landscaping projects. It’s kind of similar to plastic in that it’s available in a wide range of styles and colors, and working with it is relatively easy. It is more durable than plastic, however, so it will be able to withstand the elements better and will last longer.
Galvanized steel edging, which is treated to prevent rusting is available in a wide assortment of colors. There’s also untreated steel edging, which means it starts out silver in color but over time, it will take on a rustic patina. Don’t let the rusting scare you, as even untreated steel landscaping edging can last for 40 years or more.
Aluminum Landscape Edging
Flexible aluminum edging is similar to steel edging, but it’s more malleable, making it an ideal choice if you’re planning on installing it in locations with lots of curves. While the malleability does make flexible aluminum edging easier to work with, it’s important to note that it is more prone to damage. Therefore, if you opt for aluminum landscape edging, choosing an edging that sits close to the ground would be your best bet rather than going for a taller height. Aluminum edging is available in a large assortment of colors and it won’t rust. Therefore, if you properly care for aluminum edging, it can last for decades.
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