When it comes to having a nice looking garden you have to have good Garden Edging in place. Not only does neat Garden Edging help define the different areas of your garden by showing a dividing line, but it can help keep those areas separate. You don’t want your lawn encroaching on your flowerbed or veggie patch.
But what is the right Garden Edging type to use?
Over time, plastic garden edging breaks down and will eventually need to be replaced. Plastic garden edging may also be damaged by an errant wheel barrow or lawn mower tracking over the top of it
You have a few choices here like railway sleepers or pine logs. While these can be treated to survive in the elements, they will still rot, crack and splinter and eventually need to be replaced. Plus, you can’t do curves unless you purchase specially made pieces.
Concrete garden edging can be more permanent than plastic or wood, but unfortunately it can still crack, fade. Either the concrete garden edging and/or your lawn mower may also be damaged if you’re not careful. Concrete garden edging is often bulky and always heavy. Over time, pavers change colour or fade so if you need to replace one, the new one will look out of place amongst the old faded ones. Quite often, people will cement the pavers or bricks into place. This makes it challenging to replace any of them if they crack. If the cracking occurs in the cement underneath as well, then that broken section can dislodge or sink. In the long run, cement garden edging, be it straight cement, pavers or bricks, can become a problem and be really hard to replace.
Rocks can give a nice rustic appearance to your garden but often require cementing in so that they don’t move. Certain types of rocks can be fragile too. Slate or sandstone can easily chip, break or fall apart totally. Again, a careless movement with the lawn mower could destroy that neat clean look you were after, not to mention the lawn mower blades.
While a more lasting product, recycled rubber garden edging can still break down in our harsh Australian climate and will eventually need to be replaced. Plus the crisp and clear lines will be harder to achieve as rubber isn’t known for clear straight lines that last.
Metal garden egding has a nice clean look with pleasing straight lines thoughout your Garden. Crisp and clear divisions between your garden sections can be easily attained but the type of metal can cause problems once again. Many metals like steel can rust, develop sharp edges or simply discolour over time. There are many different types of metal that can be used and aluminium is one of the best materials for garden edging as it doesn’t rust, discolour or get sharp edges. Read more on Metal Garden Edging
Unlike all the other product types mentioned, aluminium is made to last. It doesn’t crack, fade, corrode, break down or develop sharp edges if designed right. Plus it can be flexible so if you want a curve or two, it can be easily achieved. Read more on Aluminium Garden Edging
We think our Link Edge Garden Edging System is the ultimate in Garden Edging. Not only is it made from aluminium because of its longevity but it also is flexible so it can be used in every situation you could possibly want to use it in. Link Edge is available in different lengths, heights, colours, strengths and shapes. You can bend it for curves or use a right angled corner piece for the corners. You can have a high profile using spike guides to help maintain rigidity. It can be used on hard or soft surfaces and even on slopes too! The upper edge is curved so there are no sharp edges.
See the Aluminium Blog mentioned above for more information or click on the Products link at the top of the page. Our Ideas page has lots of pictures where you can see how others have used Link Edge.
Call us now on 1800 454 657 to discuss your Garden Edging Ideas.