There’s no doubt I created a perfect 90-degree angle by using the forming strip provided with the package that a well-designed landscape makes a home or business more appealing, and defining where the grass ends and other landscaping features begin with a line of carefully placed edging can be the key to accomplishing that look. Edging can also make yard work easier since it helps you keep the lawn clippings out of the gravel or stone areas.
However, not all edgings are created equal. Some are long-lasting and durable, others are short-lived and easily damaged by lawnmowers or other landscaping tools. Of course, each material has different installation requirements, so the landscaper needs to consider all of these factors before choosing the best edging for your clients’ gardens.
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The good news is that there are a wide variety of landscape edging options available. From metal to wood, there’s something to fit any style and budget.
One of the most durable options is steel garden edging. This edging is available in many heights and can be galvanized to prevent rusting or left untreated for a more natural appearance. The lifespan of steel edging in the ground is dependent on soil conditions, so it’s important to test it in your clients’ yards before purchasing it.
Another option is aluminum landscape edging, which offers the same durability as steel but can be bent to accommodate curves in the yard. However, this type of edging is more vulnerable to damage from landscaping and gardening tools and can shift in the ground when it freezes or rains heavily.