Numerous ways to implement lawn edging
Landscape edgings are used for many different reasons in today’s world and do hold an important job for your home’s exterior landscaping. The most common use of landscape edging is to divide a landscaping or flower bed from the lawn, creating a permanent border between the grass and the soil, rocks, or mulch in the bed area. This prevents grass from spreading into the bed, and it also helps retain the mulch or rock from spilling into the lawn. Also assisting in easier mowing of your grass.
Another popular use for landscape edging around the house is a maintenance line. These are borders around the house or a fence line, often filled with stone, that catch water runoff and prevent the need to mow right up to your home. Edging is necessary in this application in order to separate the grass from the stone or gravel. Similar to the maintenance line, a tree ring is used to circle the trunk of a tree to prevent the need to mow right up to the tree. The area is often filled with mulch and/or flowers, and the edging creates a separation of this from the grass. One of the most critical elements of edging is the way that it connects. The connection must be strong to prevent the joints from coming apart due to ground movement. A built-in, permanent connection system is preferable to using separate connection accessories.
There is a wide variety of materials used for landscape edgings today and can be intimidating as to what to choose. In order to achieve maximum performance, it is important to understand the difference in the various edging materials and the elements you live in. Whether you choose to use aluminum, plastic, steel, wood, brick or stone as your edging, but are unsure of which would best suit your environment and budget, let GEM come help you decide. Draw your plans and ideas then call us for an estimate today!!