10 Brilliant Garden Edging Ideas You Can Do At Home
What’s a picture without a frame? Pretty for a while right, until it get crinkled and wrinkled, and torn.
A garden is similar, it may look great, until it overlaps with your yard, until weeds sneak in and wreak havoc on your painstakingly planted masterpiece.
Save yourself the headache, protect and accessorize your garden with these pretty yet effective garden borders.
The world is your oyster, as they say in regards to garden edging. You can literally edge your garden with anything.
I have compiled the top 10 garden edging ideas which I personally have done or are going to do in my garden in the coming years.
1. Bottle Edge
I’m a bit too neurotic for this type of edging, but if you have boxes upon boxes of wine bottles gathering dust because that last Pinterest project just didn’t quite turn out the way you thought, put them to use in your garden.
They can be color coordinated, size coordinated, or mashed together in a beautiful mix of lengths and shades.
2. Stone Edge
An oldie, but a goodie, a border of smooth stones creates a traditional look that everyone can admire.
The mixes of browns and grays keeps your garden looking much more natural than if you were to use bottles and bowling balls…
3. Railway Sleeper Edging
Probably, my personal favorite of this list is railway edging. They perfectly and symmetrically frame your garden or lawn with smooth unscathed wood.
You can purchase them new or reclaimed in softwood and hardwood. Reclaimed will be legitimately reclaimed, having been used on an actual railroad which will give your garden a wonderful and authentic vibe.
4. Bowling Ball Edge
Maybe you can order bowling balls in bulk from Amazon, I’m not sure, but if you can or you just happen to know of a bowling alley going out of business, you can use your new or used bowling balls as a garden edge. Who knew right?
They will definitely add character to your garden with the many neon tones and designs that are now much more standard than basic black.
5. Sea Shell Edge
As I live in Nebraska, I do not have an abundance of sea shells on hand, but even if you are hopelessly landlocked, that problem can be taken care of by any Hobby Lobby or Walmart.
You’ll want bigger shells as you will have to punch them low enough into the dirt so that any crazy weather can’t sweep them off your property and into the street.
If you’re going for a uniform look and want the same shells all across your border, online opinions suggest that the quahog species make the best borders.
6. Cinder Block Edge
CINDER, CINDER, CINDER. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist). Practical, functional, and definitely one of the stronger items you could edge your garden with, cinder blocks will provide you not only with an edge, but a planter, and even a seat.
Set them on their sides, plant a colorful posey or two and give color to its otherwise dull grey color.
Save one for your very own chair so that not every pair of jeans you own is covered in dirt. Your wardrobe will thank you.
7. Gabion Edge
Big cage…literally. Gabion means big cage and that’s what you’ll need for this border. You’ll find them at home improvement stores in various sizes so have your measurements ready.
You can fill the gabions will many different materials such as logs, shells, terracottas, but the most popular seems to be the common stone.
Large or small, stone can do the job as long as you have enough to fill it.
8. Terracotta Pipe Edge
While I was aware of terracotta pots, I was not aware of such a thing as terracotta pipes.
You learn something new every day. If you’re really looking to match your garden’s accessories together, why not have terracotta planters with a terracotta border.
Best part, the pipes can double as a planter as they are hollow. Plant something yummy or pretty and add to your border like only you can.
9. Log Edge
Edging with logs gives you the choice of laying them out vertically or horizontally.
Cut logs are a natural and no-nonsense way to edge that is environmentally friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Whether you have access to a forested area where you can gather your own or have a friend of a friend that has knows a place, your lawn will look beautiful with this simple enhancement.
10. Mosaic Garden Edge
While not as crazy as the bowling balls or topsy-turvy as the bottles, a mosaic edge can give you some color without going overboard.
Shiny beads and colors will glint with every rising sun while still giving you a leveled off look. In my opinion, it falls between unique and traditional, a good and balanced middle ground.
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