Garden edging is the process of creating edges or borders to improve your garden landscape. When you want flowerbeds and garden paths in your yard, you will want to do garden edging to keep them in place. When done right, the borders will provide good support for your garden beds. Not only that, they will keep your mulch, soil, plants, and flowers looking tidy. There are different materials that you can use to decorate your edges, such as plastic, metal, and rocks. If you are looking for garden rocks for sale and other landscaping materials, visit Labrador Landscape Supplies.
Where to begin?
First thing’s first…
In basic garden edging, you will need the following tools:
- Measuring tape
- Edging tool, garden spade, or shovel
- Decorative materials (optional)
Measure and mark your edges
As you plan out your garden bed or path, visualise what it is going to look like when it is finished. When you are happy with your ideas for the project, you can start measuring the spaces with tape for accuracy and consistency. This is especially crucial when you are doing square-shaped edges. Then, mark the boundaries with a string.
With an edging tool or garden spade, follow the markers you have placed around your bed or path and start digging and loosening the soil. Then use the shovel to remove the soil. You can also use your hands if you do not need a shovel for this process. Keep to your markers until you are done.
Maintain your edges
To maintain perfect edges and keep them in place, you can use organic materials on top of the soil. Mulch is perhaps one of the most common and simplest ways to do this.
Aside from mulch, there are decorative inorganic materials you can use for your edges. These include:
- Plastic – you can dig a trench to place your plastic edging. This is the cheapest material you can buy for the project and the easiest to install.
- Metal – particularly galvanised metal, when you want a rustic look for your garden.
- Rocks – when you want to create pathways. Unlike metal and plastic, rocks can last a lifetime.
Garden rocks for sale at Labrador Landscape Supplies
We at Labrador Landscape Supplies recommend using rocks, particularly mossy bush rocks, for edging garden pathways. Our rocks come in football-sized ones by the square metre. If you are unfamiliar with this type of rock, the mossy bush rock is greyish-brown and has moss build-up on it. This garden rock is also used as feature stones as well as rock walls.
At Labrador Landscape Supplies, we offer garden rocks for sale as well as sand, mulch, soil, and other materials for your gardening and landscaping needs. Visit us at https://landscape-supply.com.au/ for a quotation and other inquiries.