Landscaping borders, or edging, is a technique used to adequately line your garden or separate certain parts of it to create the illusion of a larger yard. Landscape borders also help to prevent your lawn from growing over into your flower beds and vice versa. They can be made with varying types of materials, usually bricks or concrete curbing, depending on your preference and the aesthetic you’re looking for.
Measure and Identify
Before we begin the process of installing landscaping borders, we first measure and identify where these borders will be and what purpose they will serve, if any. Often times since landscape borders separate the lawn from a garden bed, tree, or walkway, it is important to take into account if the border will have more than one purpose or if it is purely aesthetic. Our landscape measurements are done accurately to ensure that any borders installed are done so with precision so as to not obstruct your existing lawn.
When the area has been appropriately measured, we then begin trenching. This is done by digging the area that will hold and serve as a new landscape border. Trenching is an important step in building and installing a landscape border, as it will hold and shape the new border accordingly. If it has not been measured properly, it may not mold evenly, smoothly, or perform as well as anticipated.
The materials chosen for landscape borders is also important as it is dependent on what your existing structures are and what will complement your lawn best. Brick and concrete are usually the most popular and commonly used options, but if you’re still unsure about which one may be best for you, we’re able to assist in choosing one. Both have their pros and cons and it is really dependent on what your home’s exteriors look like, what color you’d like to achieve, and if you’re concerned about the overall design. We have sample books of ideas to give you inspiration for your potential landscape border, and our team is trained to offer the best advice on both structures for your convenience.
Choosing Garden Edging
Choosing the type of edging you want to achieve a landscape border is crucial to having the outcome of your lawn look as you want it to. Another common form of landscape borders is raised stone, which serves to demarcate and line trees or elevate a garden bed. If you opt for this particular type of edge that is escalated from the ground, we will need to perform similar work to that of standard landscape borders but will instead stack stones from the trench upward, instead of filling it with poured concrete or stacked brick. For lawns that are uneven or elevated, higher edges may be desirable to fit the surrounding yard or to give a flat yard some dimension. Higher edges typically complement small bumps or hills in lawns, while flatter edges enclose garden beds from possible erosion.