If you're looking for a way to keep your lawn looking pristine, steel edging borders are the perfect solution! Steel edging is a type of landscaping that involves creating a border around your garden or yard with metal such as galvanised steel. This not only looks great, but it also helps to protect your plants and flowers from being bent and trampled on by people or animals. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of steel edging and how to install it in your own garden.

The durability of steel edging will never wear out, so you can be sure that your garden is in perfect condition. 

A well-designed landscape features a seamless transition from its stunning hardscape elements to lush green grassy areas near waterfalls or streams where flowers grow beautifully regardless if there are sharp edges present at any point during the construction process. 

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Garden or lawn edging helps to define and separate spaces in your garden, whilst also contributing to the overall garden design.

Garden border edging can accentuate your lawn, flower beds, or vegetable garden, by putting edging beds or edging driveways while garden edging stones can be used to draw attention to an attractive centrepiece. You may want to use edging to define a pathway, create a transition from the patio to the surrounding garden or create a lawn edge to prevent mowers from damaging your prized plants. The options are endless.

Practically speaking, garden edging provides a barrier for plant roots, and lawns and can stop weeds from growing into flower beds, it can also keep mulch or other material such as gravel in place, and prevent soil in garden beds from spilling onto the lawn when it rains.

Admittedly, garden edging may not appear to be the most exciting product for your garden, but as the above points indicate, it's definitely one of the most practical. Better still, it will make a big and lasting impression on the appearance of your outdoor space, whether it's a small garden, patio area, front garden, or country garden, and improve overall curb appeal too.

When it comes to materials, you may want to consider stone, wood, metal, brick, or plastic edging, or perhaps if on a budget, cheap garden edging ideas that can be installed in an instant such as log roll edging, pebble borders, eco-friendly flexible curve borders, or even more creative DIY ideas using materials around the home.

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What type of edging is right for you?

The best way to find out which one will work the most effectively in your climate and gardening style would be by consulting with an expert. There are several types including steel - but not all have been proven effective everywhere.

The hard edges of a garden created with steel edging are not only durable but also make for an elegant look that can be enjoyed year-round.

The steel edging garden is a fabulous way to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy without the need for expensive equipment. With its durable design, this product will withstand even heavy use by pets or children.

You can never go wrong with a classic steel edging garden. A sleek, modern design that's perfect for any gardener who wants their flowers to look absolutely stunning!

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Metal Lawn Edging

Steel or aluminium edging is a long-lasting and versatile alternative to timber. There are types suitable for heavy-duty areas such as driveways, as well as cheaper, more flexible, and lighter products suited to lawn edges.

Steel is usually galvanised, sometimes powder-coated, or could be self-coating Corten if you want the rusted look and don’t mind paying for it.

Plastic and Rubber

The thought of consciously putting plastic into our gardens may seem for some a bit of an anomaly. However, there are companies making big innovations in recycled plastic.

When it comes to plastic garden edging, there are edging products that are made from 100 percent recycled household plastic, diverting material from landfills. Not only that, but some also offer a so-called bring back scheme, where the product can be recycled by the manufacturer to produce new products. Although I’m not sure how many times plastic can be recycled, much of this depends on how we behave in the future as consumers, landscape professionals, and as societies. On the face of it, the potential for durable, sustainable, and endlessly recyclable edging could be there!

Timber

For wooden garden edging, one of the cheapest options is pressure-treated softwood timber. However, I’m personally trying to use alternatives because of the chemicals involved in the treatment process which make it very hard to recycle. A longer lasting but more expensive option, oak, is a naturally durable and sustainable choice. Woven willow can also work well and can be used to make low, traditional looking raised beds.

Metal Edging

Metal edging isn't just for bordering beds, it can be a great accompaniment to patio ideas too. Uses powder-coated steel in a cool gray, which ties together beautifully with the paving, planters, pergola and luxe furniture.

Although subtle, it neatly defines the sunken seating space and nearby flower bed from the rest of the plot, helping to create a clean and streamlined appearance. We also love how the accents of timber on the pergola roof and table add a touch of warmth to the scene, balancing out all the chic monochrome tones.

 

Stone or Brick

Of course, there are cases where a more substantial and visible edge is required, such as a rigidly formal lawn, or where a change in level means a low retaining edge is necessary.

If formality is the name of the game, and plants flopping exuberantly over your lawn and creating bare patches is the stuff of nightmares, then a structural edge of paving or brick, say about 30cm wide will do the trick and look really smart. If you can match the material to tie in with other surfacing in your garden, so much the better.

As with metal, stone and brick are durable choices if installed correctly. The drawback is that they can be visually and physically heavy which may require professional installation, therefore costing more. And in the long run, they may not be the most ecological choice depending on where the material has come from, how far it has travelled and whether installation involves concrete (foundations) and cement (for mortar bedding).

Looking for a landscape edging solution that is both strong and durable? Look no further than Kinley! Our garden edging is made from aluminium and steel, making it the perfect solution for those with busy lifestyles. Not only is it low maintenance, but it is also known for its discreet and smart design. Installation is simple, so you can have your lawn or garden looking its best in no time!

Introducing Kinley, the smart and discreet way to edge your landscape and garden spaces. With great strength and durability, our garden edging is built to last, meaning you'll enjoy low maintenance costs and benefits across its long lifespan. Kinley edging is easy to install, thanks to its simple designs. And because it's made from aluminium and steel, you can be sure it will withstand the elements and keep your garden looking sharp for years to come. So don't settle for anything less than the best. Choose Kinley for all your landscape edging needs. You won't be disappointed!

Metal edging is the perfect way to add definition and flair to your landscape or garden. It is made of durable aluminium and steel, so it will last for years with little to no maintenance required. Installation is quick and easy, so you can enjoy your beautiful garden in no time. With its clean, sleek lines, Kinley provides a modern look that will enhance any outdoor space.

If you're looking for a way to keep your lawn looking great, steel edging is the perfect solution! Not only does it add a touch of class to your garden, but it also helps to define the boundaries between your lawn and flower beds. Best of all, steel edging is easy to install and can be done in just a few minutes! So what are you waiting for? 

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