How to Make a Great Garden Edge

Garden edging is one of those things that could make a good garden into a great garden.

We’re going to look at a range of options from the cheapest to most expensive so you can decide which one works best at your place.

Typically home owners spend a lot of money to get a garden bed done up nicely but if they leave the edge as it is they run the risk of letting the lawn take over the garden bed but it’s an easy fix.

Garden Edging


With a spade you should dig away the soil and create an edge at the side of the lawn. There are many positives to using a spade finish. Firstly you create a raised garden bed, which means that when there is too much waterfall it easily runs off. It’s really easy to maintain and the best part about it is it’s free!

Plastic Edging

If you don’t trust yourself with a spade you can add some plastic to it. The best way to work with it is to roll it out in the sun. The sun will bake it and make it easier to work with. Just peg it in and put it were you want it. Plastic edging will typically cost you £15.

Aluminium Edging

Another type of edging you can use is aluminium. A good example of this is link edge. Aluminium edging comes as adjustable rings, which you put over the items you want to cover. The rings can easily be adjusted to fit different elements. An aluminium circle will typically cost you £45.

Treated Pine

Traded Pine will not rot or get eaten away in your garden. It’s a permanent boundary for the lawn but can potentially go underneath it if you dig it down a little bit. The negatives are where they join the grass can still grow through. Treated Pine costs £20 per unit.


You can pick bricks up at second hand yards and they’ll cost you 60 to 70 pence. They take a little bit longer to put in than the other methods described. However, they sit in the soil well, which gives the edge that extra strength. We suggest using a spirit level to make sure they are even. Bricks can easily get messy so don’t worry about keeping them clean. It’s also worth pointing up the bricks to prevent grass growing in-between them.

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