Professional Garden Edging
This gardening edging idea involves no materials to edge the garden beds, but it does require some specialized tools and manpower.
Concrete Garden Edging
Concrete edging is a more permanent way to separate your garden beds from your lawn.
You can customize your concrete edging in any way – you can decide the width and the height of the edging with the help of this tutorial. After the concrete has dried, you could paint it or stain it.
Scrap Wood Garden Edging
If you’ve got scrap wood laying around in the garage, chop them up and put them to good use by making this scrap wood garden edging.
Paver, or brick, edging is classic and always a great garden edging option.
This tutorial shows you how to lay pavers in a way that makes it easy for you to mow your lawn without having to use a weed whacker on the edges.
Try a combination of stones and plastic edging to create a beautiful and layered garden edging.
Here’s a great tutorial that shows you how to achieve this look.
Steel edging is thin and strong, giving your garden beds a modern look with minimal maintenance.
Eco-Border Landscape Edging
For an easy garden edging option that requires no digging or extensive prep work, check out eco-border landscaping edging.
Rocks are often used as garden edging, but you can take it to the next level by using two different kinds and sizes of rocks.
This is a great example of how two different types of rocks combine to create a beautiful border.
Wood Block Edging
Cut wood blocks into two sizes and arrange them to create a unique garden edging design.
This landscape edging example also includes another garden edging idea: cut branches that are sunk into the ground. So pretty.
Landscape Timber Edging
Pressure-treated landscape timbers can be used to edge a garden bed.
Logs as Edging
If you live near a forest, you probably have access to a lot of logs laying around. Collect them to edge a pathway on your property…
…or use them to edge your garden beds for a fun and rustic look.
Wine Bottle Garden Border
Put your collection of empty wine bottles to good use by edging your garden beds with them.
This can be a really pretty garden edging option, especially if you have wine bottles in different colors.
Simple Rock Border
If you live in an area that is full of rocks, collect them to create a simple rock border. You can also purchase landscape rocks from a home improvement store.
Here’s how to maintain a rock border.
Recycled Water Hoses
Weave colorful water hoses around metal poles that are dug into the ground for an unique way to edge your garden beds.
Pallet Wood Garden Edging
You can easily find pallet wood for free or cheap, so why not use it to edge your garden beds?
This pallet wood garden edging tutorial is so easy because it only requires a few strategical cuts and some paint or stain.
Painted Cinder Blocks
Line your garden beds with cinder blocks and make them pretty by painting them in your favorite color.
Tree Trunks Garden Edging
If you have to cut down a tree, you could put the trunk to good use and cut it up to make a beautiful garden edge.
This garden edging project was done for a sandpit but could easily be used for a garden bed.
Modern Concrete Garden Edging
Here’s another tutorial on how to DIY concrete garden edging, but with a decidedly modern feel.
Terra Cotta Edging
For a traditional look, consider terra cotta edging.
Another option is plastic garden edging with a Terra Cotta design, which will do the job just as well and will be easy to clean.
Diagonal Brick Edging
Lay bricks diagonally to achieve a striking effect with a common landscaping material.
Cast Iron Edging
Cast iron edging is a great looking and practical garden edging option.
Groundcover, or low-lying plants, can be used instead of landscaping materials to edge your garden beds.
The blue-gray color of bluestone looks great paired with a bright green lawn.
Concrete Paver Edging
Square concrete pavers can act as garden edging when you place them in a check pattern and plant gardens in the empty squares.
Limestone Garden Edging
If the facade of your home includes limestone, limestone garden edging would look great in your lawn.
With so many options for garden edging, you’re sure to find one that works the best for your lawn. What other garden edging ideas have you seen that aren’t mentioned here?
Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.
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