The use of edging for a transition from lawn to planting beds or patio isn't a new concept. Lawn edging not only makes an attractive landscape, it also serves many practical purposes. Read our buying guide to learn how you can create beautiful borders with lawn edging.

Transform Your Yard With Lawn Edging

Create a neat border with lawn edging. It's a simple way to immediately change the look of your yard, giving it a clean, crisp, and professional look. Choose from various materials and styles to match the overall aesthetic.

Types of Lawn Edging

  • Closeup of a flower bed with a retaining wall behind it and the lawn in front of it

    Living

    If you really love the lush look of many plants, consider living lawn edging as an option. With this, you use plants like seasonal grasses or annuals to create a border between grass and elsewhere.
  • Lawn edging that looks like a wrought iron fence

    Metal

    Metal lawn edging is durable, sturdy, and fits in with just about any yard style. It can cost a little more, but the long-term investment is well worth it. It's also easy to use a mower or trimmer right up to the edge to get a very clean look.
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    Natural

    Use a garden spade or lawn edging shovel to create a natural border. All you have to do is mark where the line will be, then cut into the sod or soil at a depth of 4 to 6 inches.
  • Rubber lawn edging designed to look like red cedar

    Plastic & Rubber

    Plastic and rubber have come a long way in terms of sophistication and eco-friendly options, letting you use recycled compounds that are attractive and durable. This type of lawn edging is usually affordable and easy to install.
  • A single lawn edging stone, rectangular with a circular part at one end

    Stone, Brick or Concrete

    Although it can be a little time-consuming to install stone, brick, or concrete lawn edging, the final look is well worth it. Give your home a high-grade professional look with this choice.
  • Logs split in half lengthwise and arranged into lawn edging

    Wood

    Using wood for lawn edging gives your yard a natural look against borders and the lawn, while seamlessly transitioning between the two. It's an affordable choice that comes in a wide variety of options, and very easy to install.

Lawn & Garden Edging

From both the practical and aesthetic sides, here's what you need to know about lawn and garden edging.
Closeup of a row of red, white, and pink flowers in a bed with stone style edging separating it from the walkway

Aesthetic Lawn & Garden Edging

By adding some landscape edging, you can show off your flowers, plants, and shrubs in a clearer way by dividing them from the lawn or patio. It will also complement and contrast the house and remainder of your landscape in a crisper way, and you can adapt to straight or curved areas with equal ease.
Edged out section separating soil in garden bed from the grass

Functional Lawn & Garden Edging

Lawn edging keeps mulch in place easily and gives you a cleaner mowing and trimming line. It also provides a root barrier to prevent invasive lawn grasses from entering flower beds, saving you time on trimming and weeding. Plus, it can add value to your landscape without having to invest a lot of time or money.

Maintenance of Lawn Edging

Maintenance of the edging itself is minimal, if installed properly. Take the time to keep grass and weeds at bay with edging tools, which are available in a wide range of styles. Pick from electric or gas trimmers — as well as hand-operated tools like spades or roller-style trimmers — to help keep edging looking neat.

Tip:  If the sod must be dug, wait until the ground is soft, but not soaked or frozen.

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