Spring Planning: Garden Edging
When planning your garden space for the spring don’t forget garden edging! Edging is important at differentiating between your yard and your garden, or different areas of your garden. Garden edging also enhances curb appeal by making your yard and garden more organized geometric. You have many options when it comes to creating garden edging or a divider. Here are a few of those options.
Bricks: Bricks are always a great choice when creating garden edging because they are classic, inexpensive, and relatively easy to install. Set your bricks a little over the ground level and settle in a bed of sand. Make sure the bricks are placed close together to minimize gaps. Lay them out vertically or horizontally depending on the desired width. Also try arranging the bricks diagonally with one tip sticking out of the ground. This creates an interesting raised look around your garden.
Rocks: A great natural way to add some garden edging is by utilizing rocks. To keep it natural mix colors and shapes or for something more consistent stay with the same color and size as best you can. You can utilize rocks you already have for this project or purchase some from your local garden supply store. Let your plants grow a little over the rocks to create a beautiful natural accent.
Natural Edging: Create a seamless natural look by utilizing plants as edging for your garden space. Simply dig out a trench around your garden with a consistent width. Fill that with mulch or soil and plant something that is short and completely covers the ground with either no flowers or only one color throughout. Keeping it simple makes it look clean and beautifully pruned.
Mulch: Another natural edging option is utilizing mulch. Dig a trench around your garden with a consistent width and fill with a natural mulch in whichever color looks best in your garden. This will create an edge that is both beautiful and easy to maintain. Add some more mulch as the sun steals the pigment and at the beginning of each season.