There are many different types of landscape edging to choose from. Some of the most popular options include plastic, wood, stone and metal because it’s flexible and can be moulded to any shape.
What is the best material for garden edging?
Plastic: Cost-effective and easy to install, plastic edging is also lightweight and flexible, which makes it perfect for raised beds and vegetable gardens. Unlike steel edging, plastic doesn’t rust.
Aluminum: Low-quality aluminum edging may be flimsy and bend easily, so choose a higher quality material to ensure that your garden bed will remain stable.
Steel: Strong and durable, steel edging is resistant to rust and corrosion. It is also available in several different finishes, including a glossy or textured finish.
Cast Iron: Classic and elegant, cast iron edging has been around for centuries and can provide a unique look to your garden. However, it is more expensive than standard metal edging.
Rusted: Natural-looking rusted garden edging is made from bare cold rolled steel that naturally rusts over time to create a beautiful patina. Corten steel, which is also known as A606-4, has a significantly longer lifespan than bare cold rolled steel and will not bend under pressure.
Stake Driven: Most stake driven metal edging systems use a small trench to bury the metal edging and spikes. The edging is then placed in the trench and the stakes are inserted into the trench just enough to hold it in place.
Stakes are included in most general kits but can be purchased separately if needed. Make sure to check the instructions to ensure that you are using the right stakes for your lawn or flowerbed.