8 Simple Yet Outstanding Alternatives for Your Garden Edging

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Installing edging is an important part of gardening and landscaping. Edging makes a garden look neat and organized. It also keeps your flower beds and other garden elements separate from paths and lawn.

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Installing an edging to your garden beds and other areas is really useful because it can keep weeds at bay and dramatically reduce maintenance.

Today there are so many alternatives for edging and you can be as creative as you want. And when there is someone like professional landscaping Eastern Suburbs from Amico to help you out, you can create an exceptionally organised garden with neat edgings.

Here are a few alternatives you can choose to create beautiful edgings in your garden.

1. Flagstone Edging

Flagstone edging can give your garden a classic look that is especially good for cottage and country gardens.

Flagstone comes in numerous colours and heights and so can be used easily to contrast or coordinate your plants, other stones or stonework in your garden or even your home.

Flagstones are irregular in shape, durable and stack tightly in the yard.

2. Cast Concrete Edging

Concrete edging is very useful because it simplifies mowing and you can give it a winding shape which will form a serpentine path through your garden.

You can also create interesting varying heights to facilitate a smooth transition if your landscape is uneven or sloped.

3. Brick Edging

Brick is a simple gardening element which is surprisingly useful and versatile. It looks elegant, and is widely available and quite inexpensive.

To create an effective edging, place bricks firmly together so that there would be minimum spaces between them and turf cannot slip through.

The bricks can look uneven; to avoid this, set them in a sand bed.

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4. Diagonal Brick Edging

During the renovation of your home and garden, you might have collected a lot of broken bricks. Instead of trashing them, you can lay them diagonally and create the edging.

Dig a ditch where you want to put edging and place many inches of sand. Sand is for drainage and to prevent bricks’ heaving. Now place bricks in the ditch, tilted, half exposed and tightly against each other and then fill the ditch with soil.

If you’ll be creating many edgings in this way, tilt all the bricks in the same direction.

5. Recycled Bottle Edging

Don’t throw away your coloured glass bottles. Instead use them to create a jazzy garden edging. You just have to burry these bottles upside down beside each other.

To prevent weeds or turf from slipping from your lawn into your beds, you can drop a sheet of aluminium flashing around 8 inches in the ground along the line of bottles.

6. Plants Edging

You can even use low, mounding plants for edging. You can plant them in a long mass of low-growing plantings of Artemisia, Veronica, Sweet Alyssum, Candytuft, Bouncing Bet or Coralbells, and they will soften hard edges and will also add a splash of colours.

7. Cobblestone Edging

You can combine square cobbles of granite edging with a Korean boxwood hedge with the help of expert landscaping services Sydney like Amico to give your landscape a unique shape.

If you plant oakleaf hydrangeas and ‘Annabelle’ they will add flowing white blooms and their big leaves will contrast with the shapes and textures of the edging, hedge and paving.

8. Rock Edging

Rocks are an amazing material for garden edging. They come in various colours and shapes and their edge looks natural.

You can use large multicoloured rocks for an informal style garden or can position round boulders in a winding pattern to allow Sweet Alyssum to creep over and through to create a scalloped, lacy look.

Use these ideas to install beautiful and innovative edgings in your garden and enjoy reduced maintenance work and a spick-and-span garden.

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