The use of edging for a transition from lawn to planting beds or patio is not a new concept. In addition to being attractive, edging also serves many practical purposes. And with the many options available today, lawn edging does not have to be "yawn edging." Lowe’s is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
First, on the practical side, lawn and garden edging:
From an aesthetic point of view, edging:
Installing edging can be as simple as cutting a shallow trench or groove into the sod and laying the edging into the cut area. Some edging is set onto or pushed into the ground. Plastic roll and metal edging needs to be secured with stakes.
Good idea: If the sod must be dug, the ground should be soft but not soaked or frozen.
Maintenance of the edging itself is minimal if it is installed properly. Few things in the lawn can look as bad as poorly trimmed edging. Take the time to keep grass and weeds at bay. Edging tools are available in a wide range of styles. Electric and gas trimmers, as well as hand-operated tools like spades or roller-style trimmers, help keep edging neat.
Two types of landscape timbers: 4 x 4 treated lumber and railroad cross-ties.
Three types of plastic edging: plastic stone (with spikes), fencing and rolled.
A simple cut with a garden spade creates a clean edge between lawn and mulch bed.