Lawn and Landscape Edging Trends

Posted on: August 13, 2019

When you think of the perfect lawn, what comes to mind? Fresh-cut grass? A lush green lawn with no brown patches? How about crisp edges between your lawn and your garden or walkway? While there are ways to achieve those first two things, having clean edges to your lawn is something that takes significant effort. One wrong move with the edger and you could have a gaping hole in your lawn. That’s why lawn and landscape edging is a trend that homeowners are turning to more and more. With lawn edging, you can select from a variety of trendy materials to edge your lawn or landscape in a simplistic yet effective manner.

Incorporating edging into your landscape may seem like a big effort, but there are a lot of benefits to it. First off, edging your lawn or landscape is a one-time ordeal. Once it’s installed, you’ll have a clean edge to your lawn or landscape moving forward. No more using edging tools to create the grass gap you desire―with trendy edging materials, you can create a permanent barrier between your grass and you’re the rest of your landscaping. And, you’ll be doing more than keeping your grass in. Edging materials can help keep out unwanted vegetation, like weeds and couch grass. It can also keep your mulch contained so you’re not finding wood chips in your lawn.

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Today’s Trendiest Edging Options

So, what are these trendy edging materials we keep mentioning? Below are a few of our favorite trendy lawn edging materials.

  1. Metal edging. At first, metal edging sounds a bit boring, but it doesn’t have to be just a sheet of metal (even though that’s one of the strongest options!). Metal edging can include cool options such as wrought-iron scroll edging, which adds a touch of whimsy to your lawn or landscape. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a plain steel edging either! It adds a minimalist look while serving its purpose and even comes in different color options. Metal edging can add a fun touch to your landscape.
  2. Wood edging. Wood seems like a natural choice for edging since it’s an element so commonly found in nature. Wood edging comes in a variety of different styles, too, like bamboo, mini-fencing, or mini-logs. Wood edging provides a natural transition while keeping out unwanted plants and mulch. There are even wood edging options that are resistant to termites and fungus, which gives you one less thing to worry about. Wooden edging creates a natural look in your garden.
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  3. Brick and stone. Brick or stone edging are classic options that will remain in style for years to come. If you’re going for a classic cottage feel in your yard, your options are endless. You can choose from limestone, red brick, flagstone, concrete, or even faux stone to line your lawn or garden. Brick and stone are a bit more time-consuming to install, but the look they give is timeless and well worth the extra effort. Brick helps create a clean line for your lawn.
  4. Plastic or rubber. Yes, this option sounds like it could be ugly, but plastic or rubber edging can actually be shaped to look like something else, like bricks or rocks! Some rubber edging is even eco-friendly since it can be made with recycled rubber. These materials also provide extreme flexibility, making lining those tight edges a breeze. Rubber bricks act as a great edging solution for lawns.

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