For a landscape to look perfect, everything must be perfectly in place. This is a hard feat to achieve, as there are so many loose items and pieces of an overall landscape. Areas must be structured and separated, in order to highlight what they have to offer. Walkways are one way this happens, connecting parts of the property together. However, there is a visible need in one often chaotic area of your landscape, your plant beds. The areas where your plants grow are typically covered in soil, rocks, and mulch. These are easily moved around and can escape their intended location. The foolproof way to prevent this, and improve the aesthetic of your landscape is through the use of edging. This comes in many forms, as landscape edging can serve many different purposes. It could be placed at the base of a tree or shrub, or around a small garden in the backyard. Either way, edging is used to separate distinct parts of your property and add to the structural integrity of your landscape. With many materials to choose from, here is how to choose the right material for your landscape edging.
There are many aspects to choosing the right landscape edging material, but one of the most important is to make sure that you match the theme of your landscape. If the goal is to be sleek and modern, the stone may be the best choice. However, if the goal is to be natural and organic, brick may be more appropriate. For landscapes that are focused on gardening and functionality, inexpensive options like plastic or rubber will be your best long-term bet. Edging does not even always need to be extremely functional but can be something like a row of plants that visually indicate the boundary of an area. Use this information to think about what would look best in the context of your landscape.
Know Your Budget: Cost-Effective versus Luxury
The next factor to take into consideration is the amount of money you are willing to spend on edging. No matter the size of your property or the amount being used, there are inexpensive options, all the way to custom luxury edging options. As we said before, plastic and rubber edging are not uncommon and are very effective. They are very cheap but do their job plenty well. Larger hardscape options like cut stone or even metal will be more expensive, although they will likely be more durable. You must weigh the value of beauty versus function, as well as how willing you are to invest in your landscape. Great edging can look great, and be a draw for visitors or potential businesses.
Installation and Maintenance
Another important piece of the edging process is the actual installation and subsequent maintenance of the edge. There are plenty of external reasons an edge can be messed up, from bad weather to children playing. Materials like metal or stone will require less maintenance and stand the test of time. Less durable material like plastic or rubber will be easily trampled and may need to be replaced more often. However, installation of these cost-effective materials will be uber easy. For the best consultation on edging in your landscape, feel free to get in touch with our team at Taylor Anthony.
Commercial or Residential, Taylor Anthony is prepared to help you manage your landscape by providing the right solution for your situation, call us today at (904) 230-3386.