The most beautiful gardens are those that have clearly demarcated flowerbeds, vegetable patches and lawns. The demarcation can be introduced with the help of garden edges. The edging can create distinctive borders that help to differentiate your lawn from your flowerbeds and drive way. It also makes the garden look pristine and beautiful. The best gardens are those, which have vivacious edges and borders.
The Best Garden Edging Ideas
Trenches and Beds
Trenches and beds provide edging and definition to your garden. The best way to differential between your garden lawn and the driveway is to give it a beautiful edge with the help of a flowerbed. The other way is to dig a trench around the edge of your garden, lawn or flowerbed to give it a border. The remaining soil can also be used to build up other areas.
Decorative edging can be done with the help of bricks. Install bricks on the outer edges of your flowerbeds with the pointed sides up. Then colour or paint them in colours of your choice. The normal colours, which people choose to keep, are rust and white. However, you can dabble with colours. These give a manicured look to the garden. You can also stick plywood around the edge of the garden and decorate it with multi coloured glass or tiles to give it a charming look.
Use living borders of annual or perennial flowers that are in bloom throughout the season. Wide edges of these living flowers gives an exotic and scintillating look to your garden and makes the garden come alive. You will have to dig the flowerbed and plant the seeds. Once the flowers are in bloom, they will create a beautiful edge. Use multi coloured flowers as an interesting variation.
Plastic edges and strips are dug in the initial stages when the trenches for the flowerbeds are being dug. These strips are then installed. The best part about these strips is that they prevent weeds from poking their heads or running out towards the side of the flowerbeds. The weeds give an ugly look and can be tackled with the help of plastic edging.
Ceramic tiles are easily available in the market and they come in a wide assortment of colours, shapes and sizes. Using different pieces will give your garden an alluring look.
Some avid gardeners also use wooden and timber fencing as perimeter edging for their gardens. The wooden stakes are staggered at different height and this gives an unusual look to the layout of the garden. The wood can be painted a single colour in white or red depending on the colour preferences of the gardener.
Inexpensive ways of edging include painted bricks, plastic edges or even dug out trenches to separate your garden from your vegetable patch. You need not go out of the way and spend humungous amounts on the garden. Plastic edging is durable and can be reused. The same goes for ceramic tiles, which can be cleaned and re-installed.