It’s no secret that a well-designed yard is not only visually appealing, but is also easier to maintain throughout the year. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to help add appeal to your yard is also perhaps one of the most frequently overlooked: bed edging.
Bed edging is a permanent divider between your garden beds and your lawn, walking paths, or driveway. There are many different material options available, the most popular being low-profile aluminum or plastic strips, natural stone, or cast concrete pavers. All of these different options means that you can choose the material that best compliments your home or yard.
The benefits of bed edging include:
- Clean and Well Defined Borders
Edging helps to provide a clear and well-defined border between the different areas of your yard. And because there are many decorative options available, it can actually contribute to the overall curb appeal of your home.
- Weed Growth Prevention
Edging helps to create a defined break between areas of your yard, because it adds a trench between your bed and your lawn. This means that weeds are much less likely to spread from the lawn to the natural area, or from the natural area to the lawn.
- Easier Edge Maintenance
By leaving a slight lip (approximately 1 inch) on the lawn side, trimming your grass is quick and simple because it allows room for your mower to reach all of the grass.
- Less Unwanted Growth
Bed edging not only helps prevent the spread of weeds, it also helps to prevent other plants from growing where they aren’t wanted. This includes both grass and decorative plants, which can overgrow into unwanted areas during the summer.
- Mulch Stays in Place Even after Heavy Rains
Your mulch does the job it was intended to do, hold moisture and block weeds, much better because it stays in place. Even after inches and inches of rain, the trench at the edge provides a natural drain and helps contain the mulch. This not only saves you from having to clean up or rearrange your mulch every time it rains, but it also saves you money on replacement mulch.
If you are considering adding bed edging to your lawn and aren’t sure of where to start, we are happy to help you. From design to material choices to installation, we can help you with all aspects of the process. Give us a call today to set up an appointment for your initial consultation!