GARDEN EDGING: New Ideas To Contain Areas
Generally, garden edging is done to discourage those small animals from accessing your landscape and isolate those pesky lawn grasses from your lawn. However, today, the concept of edging has been used to beautify the garden and add aesthetics to the outdoor. A little bit of smart innovation can give an entirely amazing outlook to your garden.
Contemporary New Ideas to Contain Areas
There are many different ideas for garden lawns. The most common ones include the wrought iron, recycled brick, treated pine, Jarrah railway sleepers, concrete kerbing, exposed aggregate concrete strips, clay pavers (using different patterns in your pavers -stack bond; soldier laid), natural stone (dry laid or mortar jointed -laid in cement), and limestone blocks. The kind of design to use will depend on a number of factors. Some of these contemporary ideas are discussed below.
1. Plastic Strip Garden
The plastic strip edging is perfect and well-suited for gardens with ornamental plantings. However, it is worthy to note that this technique requires some additional maintenance especially in the events of excessive rainfall or snow. The plastic strip is similar to the steel strip and is available in different sizes.
2. Wooden Garden Edging
Wooden Garden Edging is another popular technique used in homes in Australia. It is quite popular because it is cost-effective and adds a touch of elegance to the garden. This form of edging goes well if you have a wooden finish in your home. As economical as this edging can be, it is not durable and can easily damage if exposed to too much water.
3. Spade-Cut Trenches
Spade-cut trenches are also another elegant form of edging you can add to your garden. The greatest advantage of this kind of edging is that they go with any kind of home background.
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4. Flagstone Technique
This form of edging gives a kind of unfinished yet elegant look to your garden. The uneven edges of the flagstone standout and make the garden look very natural.
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5. Concrete Edging and Curbing
Although the term “concrete” can sound old and traditional, there is still something contemporary to it. Concrete edges are flexible and are open to any form of design. Concrete arrangements in form of flat stone or broken concrete around the corners of the house give an awesome view of the outdoors.
6. Metal Landscape Edging
A metal landscape technique gives the home a rustic look and feel. Installing the metal landscape edging gives a more contemporary look that appeases the sight.
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7. Vertical Railway Sleepers
Ever heard of having vertical railway edging? This kind of design cut at uneven lengths which makes the garden edging more unique and reserved. It also adds a casual look and feel. This kind of garden edging looks like a miniature fence and also creates a means of keeping out your plants in a beautiful way.
There are many other techniques of garden edging out there that we cannot mention all. However, the most important thing is to consider your surrounding before you decide on a particular technique to use. More so, consider the weather in your location as well as other physical factors around you. This way, you will be able to make the right choice of garden edging.
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