No Dig Landscape Edging
One of the greatest ways to showcase all of the gorgeous plants our area has to offer is separate them from sod areas by creating a garden bed. As a way to further define this planting space, consider installing no dig landscape edging around your garden beds. In addition, if you are considering using rock or gravel in your landscaping, no dig edging is a very practical tool to keep the rock contained and separate from your lawn areas. Below we have outlined several different easy installation lawn edging options for you to consider.
Steel Landscape Edging
Steel landscape edging is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to enhance landscaped areas. With a little muscle, it can be bent to create both square and circular shapes. This is a great DIY installation project because it requires only a hammer, tape measure and hack saw. Steel edging is a bit heavy and flimsy, so it’s helpful to have 2 people for the installation.
The powder-coated steel resists rust and frost heave. The pieces are joined and held in-ground using an interlocking staking system creating a virtually maintenance free edging material.
Most home improvement stores carry brown and green painted steel edging that are 8′ long and 4″ tall for around $1.65 per foot. Select vendors will offer additional colors and finishes such as black painted, galvanized and even unpainted. In addition, these vendors will offer steel edging that is 10′ long and 6″ tall.
Aluminum Landscape Edging
Similar in style and structure, aluminum landscape edging offers easy installation and a budget-friendly price tag for anyone looking to edge in their landscaped areas. Furthermore, at about $2.00 per foot, the lifetime performance makes the cost of aluminum edging lower than any other product. Aluminum edging can also be custom-cut reducing the amount of waste.
Aluminum is resilient, lightweight and very flexible, allowing for smoother curves. Crisp, straight lines can be achieved with minimal effort. The edging is made from a high-strength aluminum alloy that withstands years of maintenance abuse and is available in a variety of color options such as brown, black, green, bronze and silver. It will not rust, crack, rot or become brittle. It’s non-toxic and typically made from recycled materials, making it environmentally friendly.
Composite Bender Board Lawn Edging
Another way to approach your lawn edging project would be to use composite bender board edging made from 100% recycled plastic and wood fibers. This unique combination of materials allows for a sturdy edging product while offering greater flexibility for custom installations. Unlike a wooden edging, composite bender board will not degrade or succumb to pest infestations. When compared to the metal edging options, composite bender board offers a safer installation process as there are no sharp edges.
Composite bender board averages about $2.50 per foot and comes in both 4 inch and 6 inch heights and up to 20 foot lengths. You can find composite bender board edging in a variety of shades such as red, sand, teak, cedar and chestnut.
Rubber Lawn Edging
Another environmentally friendly option would be to use rubber lawn edging, made from 100% recycled rubber. Offering the ultimate in flexibility, rubber edging requires no digging for edging installation…just place, connect and secure. In addition, rubber lawn edging keeps your lawn mowing in mind and offers a mower guide design to eliminate difficult trimming
You can purchase rubber lawn edging at any hardware or garden store and it comes complete with all needed anchors and connectors. The cost of rubber edging averages about $2.75/ft and you will find it in 3”H x 3”D x 4’L dimensions in the following colors: brown, black, green, red and gray. Last but not least, this product is made in the USA.
As you can see, there are many no dig landscape edging products available that can be easily installed around your landscaped spaces. Since there’s really no significant cost difference between the products, many people simply choose a lawn edging product based on the ease of installation, it’s ability to discourage grass growth in garden beds as well as the overall look you hope to achieve.
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