Garden edging buying guide
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Why install garden edging?
Whether you're looking to organise a garden or a larger plot of land, garden edging presents a number of advantages in terms of both practicality and style. Usually measuring little more than a few centimetres in height, these borders allow you to:
Different types of garden edging
- paving: set in cement or laid directly in pre-worked soil;
- concrete curbing: can be plain grey or coloured;
- kerb stones: allows you to account for small differences in level;
- steps: concrete slab stairs work particularly well.
- wood: a cost-efficient and attractive option that offers a rustic and natural look (e.g. woven hazel);
- natural stone: selected for its hardness and durability.
- wood can be treated (heat-treated, etc.) and comes in a number of different species;
- stone comes in a number of different colours and levels of density.
Garden edging: the most important features
In addition to deciding on a material for your garden edging, you will have to consider a number of other factors:
- style: bricks, logs, arches, etc.
- installation type: embedded into the ground or fixed down;
- dimensions: i.e. length and height;
- function: bordering a path, a flowerbed, etc.;
- shape and quality of finish.
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