There’s no denying that summer has arrived in Woodland Park
and with it, comes the job of sprucing up your yard and curb appeal. One easy way to increase your curb appeal and highlight areas of your yard is with edging.
Edging is a material that keeps two different ground covers separate
in a garden landscape. It is most often used to keep grass from
encroaching from a lawn into a garden bed or to keep two types of
mulches from mixing.
It may seem pretty standard but with edging there are so many options from where to place it to colors and types that will match your style and home color, it can become overwhelming if you don’t take one section at a time.
Where to Edge
First, look to which areas and beds in your landscaping may even need edging. Edging typically keeps grass from moving into your garden beds. When you install it, make sure the top edge is flush with the soil surface. This is a great first step at ensuring a lower maintenance garden.
Even if your beds don’t need separation from grass or other spreading
plants, you may want to look at edging for either keeping mulch within
its borders or for purely esthetic reasons.
With all that said, let’s review edging material options:
This is inexpensive and easy to use for keeping turf grass where it belongs and looking tidy. It comes in brown and green so it will blend into its environment. You can also use smaller curved pieces to use around trees.
Usually this type of edging comes in 10 foot sections, so making the
length or curve of a bed is entirely up to you depending on where you’d
like to cut the steel.
This edging is made from recycled plastic. It’s easier to cut to size
than its metal counterpart and can be easier to work with where there
is a grade change. Although more expensive than metal, It is safer for children and animals who may explore within the garden beds.
However, improperly installed, it can quickly become
an eyesore where pieces do not line up properly or become unearthed. In
our elevation, with warm summers and colder winters, look for cracking
and color fading as well over time.
One option to stone edging is a round cobble. Although it may look natural, it often comes out looking messy. You can, however, match it to the stone of your home and, with care during installation, can come out looking quite nice.
Pavers and Bricks
Brick is nice but can turn into too formal a look for Colorado gardens and the natural surroundings of our area. It may be more conducive to give a more feel that blends with the natural surroundings of the Pikes Peak region.
If your home garners bricks currently, it may be nice to highlight a
couple garden areas with matching bricks or pavers. However, using it up
against grass will cause the grass to grow in between the cracks and
eventually make its way into your garden beds.
Finding the edging option that works best for you is a matter of
taste. Obtaining samples of everything you are interested in to see how
it blends with your plants, ground cover, and home type is a great way
to make your decision. An edging should just add a finishing touch to your Woodland Park home that gives a nice curb appeal and makes people want to see more of your home.
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to help you sell your home quickly and for the right price. If you
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for the area will help you find your perfect new home.
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