Driveways are the first part of the property a visitor will see. They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but there will still be those that judge a house by its driveway! That’s why it is important to create a great first impression by having a stunning and well-maintained driveway.

The secret to making your driveway stunning starts with edging. Your driveway will have neat, clear lines and any gravel will stay put, keeping your lawn looking fresh.

In this article, we explore the importance of driveway edging, the types available and benefits they bring. Read on for all you need to know about driveway edging.

The Importance of Driveway Edging

Driveway edging is when you make a clear separation between your driveway and the surrounding landscape. It can improve the appearance of your property significantly. Not only does it add to the visual appeal, but it also helps with things like keeping gravel or mulch in place, preventing weed growth, and preserving the driveway surface.

Borderline driveway edging

Choosing the Right Materials

Choosing the right materials for driveway edging is essential to create a refined look. Here are some common choices to think about.

  • Brick: This is a classic look which adds consistency and elegance to your driveway. It has tough properties making it long lasting and can complement the overall look of property.
  • Concrete: This style gives a modern look and is used when customisation is desired. For example, one can experiment with different colours, textures and shapes to find what suits them.
  • Natural Stone: Those wishing to embrace nature can for a natural stone look. It has a more environmental and organic feel. This style can blend in well if you live in a green and rural area. 
  • Metal: Metal edging, such as aluminum or steel, provides a sleek and contemporary aesthetic while delivering exceptional durability.
  • Plastic or Rubber: For a lower budget this option can offer a somewhat defined edge for your driveway.

What are the Benefits of Metal Driveway Edging?

We recommend using metal edging as it is a low maintenance solution which will have a great appearance and will be long lasting. With Kinley’s metal edging products, you can keep your driveway in good shape and look without much hassle. The thin edges have an unobtrusive and sleek finish between lawn or gravel and the driveway. Refer to Metal Edging FAQs blog to help you decide which type of edging you will need.

Steel or aluminium that is galvanised to resist rust. Kinley products have a thin profile that makes them blend in when fitted flush. They can also bend to create smooth curves or complex patterns, while staying straight and sturdy.

  • Strong material – It is important to pick a strong material such as steel or aluminium as it needs to be able to withstand impact from postal workers or delivery visitor occasionally walking on it, as well as garden tools such as lawnmowers and trimmers which will clash during gardening.
  • Better Finish - Steel and aluminium edging are the best choices for resin-bound driveways, as they create a subtle border that allows different colours to lie next to each other without concrete kerbing spoiling the look.
  • Weatherproof – You should pick a material such as a steel or aluminium which will not be affected by the elements of rain, sun, wind or snow. Concrete edges can also have mould or moss growth, with metals this less likely to happen, and if it does – it can easily be wiped off on metal edging.
  • Environmentally Friendly - Metal edging will last for decades, and at the end of its usage, the steel or aluminium can be easily recycled.  Kinley’s metal edging is sustainably sourced and aluminium products such as AluExcel landscape edging, the aluminium is extremely stable and presents no risk to the environment. To learn more about the benefits of Kinley’s aluminium edging, see ‘Aluminium: The Green Metal Blog’.
Driveway edging

How do you Install Metal Driveway Edging?

Metal edging is a faster alternative to concrete kerbing. It can be installed 4-5 times faster than concrete kerbing because it doesn’t require a stable concrete base or haunching to be laid and allowed to set before the next stage in the installation process can begin. Kinley’s metal edging is securely fixed in place with metal stakes that are ready for quick backfilling and surfacing as soon as they are installed.

Hidden connections between lengths of edging guarantee seamless joints without ugly overlaps, while the lighter weight of metal edging makes installation an easy task.

What is the Best Edging for a Driveway?

Steel and aluminium are the preferred edging materials for resin-bound driveways as they are more discreet than concrete kerbing and allow contrasting colours to be laid next to each other with an almost invisible border between them.

Metal Driveway Edging from Kinley

Kinley has over 15 years of experience bringing innovative new products which have come to be recognised by architects, landscape designers and contractors as a commendatory standard for edging.

To find out about driveway edging please visit our driveway edging application page, or get in contact with us at 01580 830688 and