You have finished creating the yard and garden of your dreams. You have planted flowers and shrubs, installed a water feature, watered and fertilized the lawn and even added a few lawn decorations. However, you may still have a problem with grass invading your plant beds as well as an incomplete look to your overall yard. Perhaps garden edging might be the solution to those problems while adding a special touch to your garden.
Edging for your garden is like a frame for a picture; it is needed to enhance the appearance of it. Many different types of edging are available; from a simple chore done with a shovel and bevel, to permanent and store bought edgings. Make sure you choose the edging that you think is right for your garden.
If you want a permanent edge to your garden, you may want to try a low rock or brick wall that is cemented together with mortar. For a less permanent solution for edging, you can use large rocks to serve as edging or perhaps you can place bricks around the borders of your garden. If you are planning to use rocks, be sure that they are large enough to make an impact in your garden, but small enough to move.
If rocks and bricks do not appeal to you, many manufactured edgings are available to suit any garden style. Some of the edging that is available include fake rocks, plastic and metal edging and even miniature fences and much more. Keep in mind that you might want to choose a quality product that does not look cheap and will last for more than one season.
The use of plants is also another option to consider. Some plants that are used for edging include violas, petunias, gazanias, pansies and alpine phlox. Perennial plants such as gazanias and alpine phlox can be divided and propagated throughout the border of the garden. Strawberries are also an option for edging and their colorful flowers and lush fruit will provide more interest to your garden. Herbs are also a convenient and interesting option. Step outside and cut some fresh herbs for the evening when preparing meals.
Comfrey can make a good border for larger gardens because it will keep the grass from creeping into your garden due to the plant’s thick growth. Comfrey is not suitable for smaller gardens due to it’s tendency to overwhelm the smaller plants.
Not only will garden edging add an extra element to the beauty of your yard, it will also keep the grass from creeping into your garden. With garden edging your garden will also take on another dimension.