If you need to separate your lawn or path from your garden, then good quality garden edging can help create a tidy defined look that is more aesthetically pleasing and very functional. It can help make mowing your lawns much easier so you don’t end up interfering with the garden, and it can also be used to create clean boundaries around shrubs and trees which can be filled with mulch.
Popular garden edging is often made from wood, aluminum, concrete or robust plastic, and whatever type of material you choose to use will depend upon the specific purpose you’re using it for, and your preferred end look. There are many different DIY options available, but if you’re looking to buy a ready made garden edging product for your garden, here are some of the most popular options, based on customer reviews from people that have actually installed them…
The Dimex EasyFlex Plastic No-Dig Landscape Edging Kit is one of the most popular garden edging products on the market. Made from highly robust recycled plastic, the edging can be cut to any length required, and can also be used to create straight lines or curved edges.
Unlike many other solutions, it also requires no digging. You simply score the ground where you would like the edging to go, and place into the desired shape and location. You then simply secure it into place with the provided spikes (inserting them into the preformed allocated holes), and back fill the edging to the top with garden soil or mulch to finish it off. As such, it can be installed quickly and easily with minimum fuss.
The edging kit comes with a 100 foot long coil of black landscape edging (1.5 inches tall) and 5 connectors. The connectors are used to join any pieces of edging you have cut together to create a nice seamless boarder (or to join one piece back on itself in the case of creating a circle). It also comes with 30, 8 inch spiral spikes, to hold the edging into place in the ground.
One thing to note, as some people have found out, is that in some cases you might need additional spikes to secure the edging properly depending upon how you’re using it. Additional spikes can be purchased separately and are relatively low cost. As previous customers have said…
“This is the easiest garden edging I have ever used, since there is no trenching required…”
“I liked it so much I ordered 4 more. Does need more spikes if you want it tightly secured to the ground or have to make many turns. If your mulching the diameter of a tree for example, you will need at least 8 spikes. But great product overall…”
The Master Mark Plastics Terrace Board Landscape Edging Coil is 40 feet in length and 5 inches high. Although it is made from a strong recycled plastic, it has been embossed with a textured wood grained look, so along with the brown color it gives your landscape edging a more natural look.
The edging is perfect for keeping grass from spreading, creating defined borders around planting beds, and creating raised layers of mulch, rocks, or soil. It can cut to length and it can be installed using stakes or by being dug into the ground (or a combination of the two). Also, some customers have simply been laying it flat underneath their fence palings to stop grass and weeds growing up, and creating a nice mowing strip for the lawn mower.
If you’re concerned about using plastic, it is nice to know that The Master Mark company recycles more than one billion plastic containers each year, and it tailors all of its product packaging for minimal landfill impact, and their products are made in the USA. As previous customers have said…
“I have received SO many compliments on this terrace board and it is much cheaper online than in stores. Other users had recommended the need to unroll it and leave it in the sun. They are spot on. It makes it so much easier to work with….”
“I use this product below my newly stained wood fence to prevent weed eating. At fifty cents a foot this is a real bargain…”
The Dimex EasyFlex Aluminum Landscape Edging is made from recycled aluminum and is non-toxic, has excellent corrosion resistance and is all around environmentally friendly. It comes in various colors to match the look of your garden and can be used to create straight lines or curves depending on your needs. It can be cut to length and easily joins back together by simply sliding the ends of the material together.
To install you will need to dig a shallow trench to suit, lay the edging inside, secure it with the metal anchoring spikes at a 45 degree angle, and then back fill both sides of the edging to level it out. If you’re not interested in using an edging product made from plastic, this could be the ideal solution for you as it will will not rust, rot, crack, or degrade over time. As previous customers have said…
“Has a clean design. Easy to bend at corners. Locks together easily. We did not use the stakes, as we installed the edging next to a concrete walkway. We love it so much that we didn’t even mind that we had to order one more box because we were short three feet…”
“Attractive, easy to install, nice way to separate gravel path from the lawn. Have stood up well to landscaping abuse. I found a good way to get the sections to join easily: 1) keep the edging clean and free of soil/sand, 2) lightly bevel the leading edge with a file to help get the two sections to mate easily and 3) spray the sections to be overlapped (6 – 8″) with WD40 or put a little light oil in the channel to make the sliding easier…”
The Dalen Gardeneer Edge, Pound-In Garden and Landscape Edging comes in an 18 ft (5.5 meter) total length that is separated into 16 individual interlocking pieces. So unlike other edging solutions which you can cut to unique lengths, with this product you’re slightly restricted by the size of the already predefined lengths. That also means you’re unable to create more flowing curves although there is some flexibility to bend the product into the desired shape.
This product has been designed to be simple to use and could be ideal for your project. The edging itself has a “shark tooth” cutting design which when hammered from the top simply penetrates into the ground to firmly secure it into place, without the need for digging a trench or using edging stakes. To connect two or more pieces together they simply slide into one another and lock into place. As previous customers have said…
“I am 71 years old and appreciate the simple things in life. These work like the are supposed to and are easy to hammer in to the ground. Nice and sturdy too. Can’t get much better than that. I bought two boxes and will probably buy more…”
“This is a great product! It was easy to install, especially since there are separate segments. A single segment can be folded to create a corner and the product molded nicely to the curves in the garden bed I was laying out…”