In the world of landscaping, aesthetics often takes centre stage. Yet, beneath the surface (pun intended) a well-designed landscape serves more than just a visual purpose. Landscape edging plays a crucial role in not only defining the look of your outdoor space but helping maintain it too.

In this blog, we delve into the often-underestimated benefits of landscape edging and how it can be a saving grace against these common landscaping challenges.

How landscape edging combats erosion

The natural process of soil displacement due to factors like wind, water, and human activity, can wreak havoc on a landscape. Erosion is a silent force that gradually erodes the integrity of your landscape, stripping away valuable topsoil and destabilising the terrain. This not only causes aesthetic issues. but can also lead to a cascade of ecological and practical problems. As the protective layer of the topsoil diminishes, essential nutrients that sustain plant life are lost.

Fortunately, this is where landscape edging steps in. By creating a barrier between different elements of the landscape, such as grass, flower beds, and walkways, edging prevents soil from being blown away during strong winds or dispersed due to heavy foot traffic.

Essentially, the defined borders provided by landscape edging help anchor the soil to preserve the structure of your outdoor space.

How landscape edging suppresses weeds growth

With their rapid growth and hungry appetite for nutrients, sunlight, and water, weeds are formidable enemies for your plants' well-being (and they look untidy).

Weeds thrive on their ability to expand and conquer new territory. But fear not, through the installation of landscape edging, its underground construction limits the lateral spread of weed roots. As these persistent plants encounter the barrier, their root growth is constrained, preventing them from colonising large areas. This ensures that as unwanted weeds appear, they remain confined to their designated areas, sparing your cultivated plants from the competition for vital resources.

Landscape Edging: A Shield Against Erosion, Weeds & Runoff

How landscape edging helps manage water runoff

Water is the lifeblood of any landscape, but holds immense potential for both nurturing and harming your outdoor haven. Of course, plants depend on water to survive, though too much, and issues can start to develop.

Water runoff is the movement of water across the land’s surface when it exceeds the capacity of the soil to absorb it. While water runoff is a natural process, uncontrolled or excessive runoff can wreak havoc on your landscape.

Whilst runoff is capable of eroding soil, compromising plant health, and causing other water-related issues, the installation of landscape edging can help manage this.

Landscape edging intercepts and redirects excessive water flow, protecting the soil around plants. This helps to prevent soil compaction, which can otherwise lead to poor drainage and root suffocation, eventually killing any effected plants. By guiding water away from plant root zones, landscape edging fosters a healthier environment for plants to flourish.

Landscape edgings solutions from Kinley

At Kinley, we offer a versatile range of landscape edging solutions to address the unique challenges faced by your outdoor space. Whether your priority is erosion control, weed suppression, or efficient water management, Kinley's landscape edging solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with the beauty of your landscape, while providing maximum functionality.

For more information on our full range of products, inspiration for your future projects and technical resources to help you specify and install landscape edging, contact us at or call 01580 830688 and speak to one of our advisors today.

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