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May 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm #152709
I have very little experience with lawn edging. Can anyone recommend a good landscape edging to separate turf from a rock bed? I need something inconspicuous. I thought about bend-a-board, steel or aluminum. Any type of pavement/paver application would be out of the budget. I’d really appreciate any ideas.May 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm #152731
Bump. Anyone bored on a Friday feel like a little edging discussion?May 14, 2014 at 3:06 am #152730Andrew SpieringParticipant
If you go aluminum, then Permaloc is your go-to. They have a specific product called CleanLine that I believe will fit your design objectives.
I would recommend staying away from recycled plastic edging or bend-a-board products. They do not hold a clean line very well, they are hard to hide, and they typically popup after a while.
Also, check out this related thread on Steel Edging.May 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm #152729
Thanks Andrew, that helps alot! Is there any reason to think this couldn’t be done by a DIY homeowner?May 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm #152728Andrew SpieringParticipant
I’d vote for Permaloc over steel edging for a DIY project. I designed a friend’s garden and he installed it himself using Permaloc edging. It is light weight and extremely easy to assemble and install.
Steel edging is heavier and slightly more difficult to work with, but could also be installed by a DIYer. Though, I’d go with Permaloc for easy-of-use.
Hope this helps!May 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm #152727
Aluminum is a much better product, overall than either plastic or steel. Aluminum won’t rust, rot, or breakdown. It is lightweight, flexible, easy to work with. It is safer, with a rounded bead on top and locking stakes.
Important to remember that all aluminum edging is not created equal though. Certain manufacturers make it to thin, and use outdated connection methods.
But most importantly, you said you want it to be inconspicuous. As Andrew stated, Permaloc CleanLine is your best bet for a commercial or high end residential. For most residential jobs, Permaloc ProLine would be more than adequate.May 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm #152726
Easily installed DIY!May 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm #152725
Thanks for the recommendation Daniel and Andrew! Are there any common installation mistakes with this product I should be aware of?May 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm #152724AnonymousInactive
If a landscape is being professional maintained, why do you need any edging between turf and planting beds?May 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm #152723
Because it’s a rock bed and I’d like a cleaner, more well-defined edge for that particular bed. Plus it’s a homeowner doing self maintenance, not a commercial maintenance company coming in every week.May 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm #152722
I think after looking at the prices of PermaLoc I’ll be looking at steel edging instead. While I’m sure it’s a good product, I’m doing this on a budget and I think the look of steel will suffice. Hopefully installation isn’t too much more difficult.May 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm #152721Jordan LockmanParticipant
Mulch and turf I can see working without edging, but rock could be a nightmare without edging.May 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm #152720
A quality edging will maintain the designer’s original intent. Each time a bed area is edged by hand the size and shape of the bed is altered by some degree. After years of hand maintenance the lines the designer originally drew won’t look the same.May 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm #152719
Edging will also keep grass from growing into the bed area, as well as keep mulch from migrating into the grass. Everything in it’s place!May 20, 2014 at 1:38 am #152718AnonymousInactive
Metal edging works as good as weed barrier (landscape fabric) at keeping grass out of beds.
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