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Lawn Edging Options

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015
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The yard must end somewhere. This edge is really a transition from one material, like your lawn, to another, like your driveway or garden path. Without the proper edge, your lawn can look ragged and unkempt, even if it is cut and watered properly.

Luckily, there are many lawn edging options that work for different tastes and styles. Wherever that edge is, you must make sure it looks as well-kept as the rest of your lawn.

Strip Edging

Considered the most affordable edging, this type of edging does not offer the visual interest other types of edging can offer. Rather, strip edging is barely visible, appealing to those who want a clean, natural edge. The strips are made of long pieces of UV resistant plastic, poly resins, metal and wood. While durable, this edging is not as attractive as some other types.

Masonry Edging

An attractive option that many choose is the installation of masonry edges. This type of edging is available in a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes and provides a relatively permanent edge that looks good and adds visual interest to the yard.

One problem with masonry edges is their likelihood to move. With the effects of weather and climate, the soil around the masonry edges may shift, causing the masonry edges themselves to shift. However, this can be fixed relatively easily, and many new, heavier options make shifting less likely.

Stone Edging

This high-end choice is usually the most expensive option. However, the stone will add to the visual appeal of your yard, fitting in nicely with the natural flow of the yard. Stone is also classic, never going out of style.

Curves

Not all lawn edges have to be straight. Consider adding a graceful curve to your lawn’s edge with the use of curved edging products like pavers and boarders. You could also consider insert a concrete mow stip. This strip of concrete can be shaped any way you like, as well as tinted or paved with stone or ceramic tile. However, this option is a more expensive one, largely because of the amount of labor involved. A less expensive but similar option is the extruded concrete mow stip. Faux surfaces can be applied to this type of edging as well, offering a unique and customizable look.

No Edging

You can, of course, opt for no edging at all. This natural look is great for the wallet, but does require more maintenance. If you opt for a “natural” look, it is important to use proper maintenance to keep it from becoming overgrown.

A well-defined edge is essential for a properly maintained yard. If you are thinking of upgrading your edging, talk to the experts at Juniper Landscape Company. With years of experience aiding home owners with landscape design and maintenance, we can help you choose and install the edging you want.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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