Ideas for Lawn Edging

Add a finishing touch to your backyard with one of these types of lawn edging.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: Image courtesy of Felder Rushing

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: Image courtesy of Felder Rushing

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Edging Around Grass Shows Off Well Maintained Lawn

A well defined edging, such as brick shown here, will show off and highlight a manicured lawn. It also helps edging easier and gives lawn a designer flair.

Soft Lawn Edging Where Border Meets Grass

Soft lawn edging is where the grass and borders meet with an occasional trim to maintain the shape of the lawn.

Brick Edging Blends Well with Plantings

Brick edging laid as a path between a border and the lawn creates a traditional feel. It also blends well with planting.

Paved Edging Gives Informal Effect

Paved edging meets the border achieving an informal effect. Plants, such as lavender, billows out from flower beds, softening the hard layout.

Wood Edging Retains Soil and Blends With Plantings

Wood edging is an easy to install option if soil needs to be retained from spilling into the yard. Conceal with plants so it will blend in, and apply wood preservative to prevent rotting.

Manicured Lawns Require Major Upkeep

Manicured lawns require a lot of upkeep, mowing, edging weeding and feeding that can be labor intensive.

Maintaining Your Edge

Edging shears trim grass at the edges without damaging plants in borders.

Crisp Brick Edging

Brick or other hard materials help keep the lawn out of flower beds.

Sharp Edges and a Sophisticated Look

Straight-edged geometric forms combine with minimal plantings, including giant horsetails, papyrus, and a Japanese maple, create this clean looking garden. This concept reflect the Asian antecedents of the owners.

English Edging

English border edging is crisp and clean and keeps the lawn out of the flower beds.

Fortified Border

A brick and pebble border provides a substantial barrier to keep an encroaching lawn under control.

Decking Lumber Used as Ground Level Edging

Decking lumber is used as ground level edging against a manicured lawn. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or a freestanding surfacing material.

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