There are many possibilities when it comes to making your garden look better. At the same time, you can use these improvements to prevent soil from being washed away keeping the weeds from intruding into, and ruining your garden. Try looking for inspirational landscape edging ideas presented in decorating magazines or by picking up some ideas from your gardener. Another solution is to simply design what you want for your garden by yourself, and go for it.
One of the first things to consider when trying out a landscape edging idea is where to do want to put these interesting borders and what type of borders do you want to use? There are many choices of edging and they can include concrete, plastic, aluminum, tubing and brick borders. You can use just one type or mix and match to make your garden even more attractive. It is important that the overall edging concept fits into the theme of your home.
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One landscape edging idea revolves around the use of raised flowerbeds. These are not only attractive but can make planting easier when you do not have to always be bending to do your planting. These usually use wooden edging to make the borders but there are now many lightweight replacements for these that are easier to work with and less expensive. The advantages to raised flowers gardens also include being able to plant earlier and having less weeding to worry about. Once you add the edging you will have an attractive area to show off with pride. This can also lead to involvement with gardening as a new hobby.
Another landscape edging idea includes putting colored bricks around your trees while keeping the earth around them open and exposed. Usually this area around the tree has cedar chips thrown over it to cover the dirt. In this way providing coverage and attractiveness while accenting the beauty of your trees. This also keeps grass and weeds from overgrowing your trees. Some gardeners will suggest the landscape edging idea of using plastic piping to edge the lawn, in this way keeping your lawn from spreading into your driveway and potentially destroying the paved surface. Or you can use your landscape edging to make your flowerbeds look attractive; your sidewalks keep the grass from overgrowing onto them.
There are many landscaping companies that will gladly listen to your landscape edging idea and suggest what materials to use and how best to line your flower garden, driveway or rock garden. They will suggest not only the materials to use but also the best methods available and then give you a quote that takes your landscape edging idea and makes it a reality. Always get more than one quote.
Remember that there are many options open to you, all you need to do is use your imagination. You can mix and match tubing and blocks, if your landscape edging idea includes accenting your garden with a variety of materials. Whatever your dream garden looks like you can make it happen!
By: Bill Urell
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