Practical Long Lasting Garden Edging ideas
If you live in Sydney, and your looking for garden edging that works, it needs to tough, long lasting, attractive and low maintenance.
What you choose will depend on the application. An edge between a garden bed and a lawn or path, will be different to that between a garden bed and a driveway where heavy traffic may be an issue. And of course, its all a matter of what looks good in your garden.
We look at 5 of the best gardening edging ideas that fit the bill. Including the cheapest solution of all.
5 of the Best Edging ideas fir Sydney
- Corten Steel.
It has a a natural rusted weathered look, it is flexible, it is easy to install (simple DIY) and its long lasting. You can also get it varies heights. You can set it high to form a barrier or raised edge. Or set it low so that its almost invisible.
It looks good, you can install it yourself, it can make a wide border between garden and lawn and correctly laid you can drive a car over it.
You can buy precast sections, or have it poured on site. Again, very low maintenance if properly installed.
- Blocks and Rocks
An edge made of precast block, bluestone or similar can work well and be low maintenance.
- A ‘Dug Garden Edge’
A simple ‘dug’ edge. This is the cheapest of all, you need a sharp spade and a few hours. You can use a brush cutter or line trimmer to keep it neat. You will need maintain it every 6 months or so, however it is free.
And here are a few materials we do not like.
Unless its temporary we do not like using timber. It does not last, it will often crack and splinter.
- Plastic or PVC
We simply do not like the look of it. What we have seen also tends to deteriorate over time.
It is light weight, however it seems to lack the strength and durability of Corten Steel.