The Pros and Cons of Garden Edging Systems

Garden Edging Systems

If you’ve spent time and money on creating a lush green lawn, there’s nothing to stop you from adding some smart, elegant garden edging to the space. A well-defined line between lawn and garden keeps pesky weeds from creeping into your grass, as well as making it easier to maintain the pristine look of a neatly manicured lawn. this is because of the rolled lip FormBoss edging has! are a wide variety of garden edging materials to choose from including pavers, blocks, rock, wire, metal, concrete, and plastic, with each type having its own pros and cons.

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For example, metal edging looks great and is especially effective at keeping lawns separated from gravel or stone beds and loose hardscaping elements like this modern Brooklyn garden designed by Formas Studio (see Steal This Look). It’s also very durable, resisting the wear and tear of lawn maintenance tools such as whipper snippers, mowers, and garden tools. It stays put, too, preventing ground movement often caused by extreme weather conditions such as excessive rains and frost heave.

However, metal edging is prone to corrosion. Moisture and atmospheric contaminants such as salt can leach into the soil causing it to rust. Luckily, you can slow the rate at which the rust forms by adding a coat of zinc paint to the edging or treating it with an anti-corrosive spray. You can also try a steel-reinforced plastic that’s designed to withstand the harshest conditions and last for years without showing signs of rust or corrosion.