Edging - Knowledgebase Question

Question by Peter92020
July 29, 2008

What is the best edging to use to around the lawn to prevent the grass from spreading? Appreciate it.

Answer from NGA
July 29, 2008


There are so many choices! I think the factors in determining which product and style you use will be your budget, and the look you're going for in your garden.

You can choose from:

Wood ? Styles range from natural finish to decorative "fence" versions. Landscape timbers and railroad cross-ties are also popular for larger areas.

Metal ? Gives a commercial look and lasts practically forever.

Plastic ? Available in rolls or decorative "fence" styles.

Stone, brick or concrete - Gives a more formal appearance. Use precast concrete or brick in a sawtooth/zigzag pattern.

Properly installed, any of the available edging materials will do a good job in keeping grass out of your flower beds.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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