Remember, as children; we were taught to colour in the lines? Whether we listened to this advice or not, this analogy can be referenced to landscaping edging. Before we being to outline the importance of landscape edging, it is essential to understand the purpose of adding landscape edging to any yard space. As we design our landscape, lawn edging or landscaping edging creates separation and distinction between the lawn and other landscape elements. The elements may include garden beds, patios, front porches, courtyards, bushes, and shrubs. The purpose is to keep the grass or lawn away from other areas. Those who do not incorporate landscape edging may find that grass seeding or weeds will find their way into spots where they do not belong. Creeping weeds or misplaced seeds are not ideal for any homeowners’ property. Lastly, lawn edging creates a well-manicured look and truly elevates the aesthetics of any yard space.
The goal is to maintain the lawn’s health, preserve the original landscape design, and extend the lawn’s longevity for many seasons to come. With the proper installation of landscape edging, you can maintain the integrity of any landscape design.
As previously mentioned, the importance of landscape edging is to create separation. Over the spring and summer months, between the seasonal elements such as rainfall and typical lawn maintenance, any movement will cause weeds and grass or grass seeds to migrate. Creating separation with landscape edging can provide a barrier that will prevent plant roots and flowering plants from seeping into the turf. Separation can also assist with decorative landscape elements. Suppose you have incorporated decorative landscaping material such as gravel, river stone, or mulch. Over time, with the influence of shifting ground, weather elements, or heavy foot traffic, small and large material may shift. Landscape edging can keep them in place.
Landscape edging provides a well-manicured look—the addition of lawn edging finishes off the overall aesthetic. There are a few varieties of landscape edging to choose from which can complement any design. At FSI Landscape Supply, we offer plastic and aluminum edging for both hardscape and softscape. Landscaping takes dedication and care, do not have those efforts go to waste by having an unfinished project. Landscape edging frames the yard, adds a final touch and offers a more polished appeal. It would be a shame if, after all the work that went into creating a beautiful, landscaped masterpiece began to lose its contour and design.
The benefits of landscape edging include the following:
- Upgrades the overall aesthetic of your landscape design.
- Maintains the health and longevity of your lawn.
- Maintains any decorative elements of your landscape design.
- Offers visual separation, therefore, assists with unwanted foot traffic.
- Compliments any lawn shape or size.
At FSI Landscape Supply, we offer many landscaping accessories and materials to suit your hardscape and softscape design. Our dedicated team of landscaping professionals can assist you in choosing the appropriate landscaping supplies and equipment for any size project. Contact FSI Landscape Supply today for your landscape edging needs!