Gardening edging delineates and separates lawn from flower beds, paths or driveways. Use flexible gardening edging to summarize sweeping curves and to create clean lines in your yard. Flexible edging is made out of plastic, steel, aluminum or fiberglass and usually comes in 4- into 6-inch-wide strips. Opt for the edging that best matches your architecture, landscape design and pocketbook. The various kinds of edgings fluctuate in price, looks, durability and setup method.
Flexible plastic edging is readily available and relatively inexpensive. The kinds of plastic ranging variety from pound-in black and types rolled edging to professional landscape level. Since plastic edging is lightweight and easy to work with, you can easily install it on your own. Warm rolled-up edging in the hot sun to make it more pliable and easier to straighten out before installing. While plastic edging is long-lasting, it may break with time due to ultraviolet light exposure and bumps caused by lawnmowers or trimmers. Aircraft plastic edging makes for a environmentally-friendly choice.
Steel competition is a flexible, heavy edging edging. If correctly installed, then steel edging will last nearly forever. Over time, steel edging will corrode, which gives it a rustic or traditional look. Steel edging presents security concerns because of sharp edges on a few of the more inexpensive versions and since the steel stakes that hold the edging in place stick out over the edging strip. Since steel edging is so heavy, it’s difficult to set up, particularly to form curves, so it’s best left to professional landscapers.
Aluminum edging, like steel edging, is more expensive than plastic. It may not be as readily available in shops for a do-it-yourself endeavor, but you can order it. Aluminum edging is lightweight, extremely flexible and will never corrode. Due to its flexibility and light weight, it is not difficult to install and can be used with all sorts of curvy layouts. Aluminum edging comes in several colours and is environmentally-friendly, because aluminum is an extremely recycled metal.
Fiberglass competition is a newer type of edging that is powerful, flexible, non-corrosive and is expected to last over 25 years. It comes in rolls and, unlike plastic and metal competition, it uncoils straight. Fiberglass strips are 4 to 5 inches broad. The edging is a composite material that comes in black or green. The color, with UV protectors, are embedded in the fiberglass material and won’t fade or be discarded if edging is chipped. A metallic edging with built-in LED lighting is also available.