When you're planning to build one or more gardens in your yard, it can often be a good idea to edge the garden in some manner. In addition to looking good, edging serves a functional purpose by making a distinct barrier between the garden and your lawn. When edging is in place, you don't need to worry about your lawn spreading into the garden. A visit to your local garden center will make it clear that there are all sorts of edging products that you can buy. Here are three popular products that you can buy and install yourself.
Landscape edging is a loose term that describes a wide range of products that you can place along the perimeter of your garden. This type of edging is often made of plastic and frequently comes in a long roll, which you can unroll and cut to your desired length. A lot of landscape edging is dark green or black, which gives it a subtle appearance in your yard. Landscape edging is thin, which means that you can typically put it into place by tapping it with a hammer until it sinks into the ground.
If you want a look that has a higher level of permanency, consider edging your garden with bricks. Garden centers sell all sorts of brick products, including some that are specifically designed for edging jobs. You'll typically want to dig a small trough around the garden into which you'll place the bricks. There's nothing wrong with simply laying out the bricks in the manner that you want, but some people will apply mortar between the bricks when they want a garden that has more of a permanent look. Edging bricks are available in several colors, so you can choose a look that complements your yard.
For people who want to give their garden and yard as a whole more of a rustic look, using rocks as an edging product can work well. Garden centers sell rocks in all sorts of different sizes, so you can evaluate what look will suit you best. One option is to dig a shallow trough around the garden and fill it with small or medium-sized rocks. If you favor a bolder look, you can buy larger rocks and place them one by one around the garden. Visit your local garden center to learn more about edging products for your yard.