Can I make my own garden edging?
Whether you have a pile of bricks that need a new project or you have found a stack of pallets for really cheap, you can create your own beautiful garden edging, no matter how big or small your garden happens to be.
How do you make a wooden garden edge?
Dig out turf in a straight line at a depth of between 50mm and 100mm to create a narrow trench. Use lengths of timber to ensure a straight edge, as shown. Use a large mallet to hammer in the pegs at 1.5m intervals along the narrow trench, as shown. Allow approximately 100mm of peg to protrude above the ground.
How long does plastic garden edging last?
Even the heaviest landscape-grade plastic edging only has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. While plastic edging is the most cost effective material, we do not recommend or install it as it does not do a good job of properly separating spaces.
Is steel edging good?
Steel is definitely stronger. It’s thin but holds its shape. It won’t bend if someone, say, accidentally runs over it with their car. It’s the ideal edging for commercial projects such as office parks, parking lots and playgrounds or anywhere where a heavy-duty, functional edging is necessary.
How do I edge my lawn UK?
Re-cut the edges of your lawn in spring with a half-moon edging tool. For a straight edge, cut against a plank of wood; for a curve, trim along a rope laid on the edge of the lawn. Alternatively, simply follow the existing curve of the lawn.
What are the shortest perennials?
Moss Phlox is the shortest variety, so look for that for a true groundcover perennial. Creeping Phlox is usually not super tall either, averaging between 12-24′.
What grows well with lavender?
Favorite Companions: If you’re growing lavender in a perennial garden, plant it with other full-sun, well-drained-soil-loving plants such as Echinacea (Coneflowers), Sage (Salvia), Artemisia, Thyme, or Ornamental Grasses. It grows well in an herb garden with culinary oregano, thyme, rosemary, and sage, too.
How do I get rid of grass without digging?
Spray the unwanted grass with herbicide appropriate for the situation. A non-selective herbicide such as glyphosate can offer excellent control of grass growing by itself or all plants in an area where you wish to kill all vegetation. Thoroughly cover the grass foliage with herbicide, but not to the point of runoff.
How deep does edging need to be?
Most metal edging is going to be deep enough to be installed 4-6 inches into the ground and still have a few inches above ground (with the exception of our Edge Right metal landscape edging that is 8 inches in depth—double that of most common metal edging).
Does putting newspaper down stop weeds?
Newspaper breaks down quickly, usually lasting no more than a single season. This makes it an inexpensive option for annual vegetable and flower beds. Like fabric, newspaper allows moisture and oxygen to reach the soil while suppressing weeds, but it also decomposes and adds organic matter to the soil.
Can you use cardboard to block weeds?
Cardboard and mulch are effective barriers in stopping the upward growth of unwanted weeds. Over time, cardboard and the dead weeds underneath it biodegrade and help create nutrient-rich soil.
Can you use decking for garden edging?
The answer is yes. Composite decking is the best material for lawn edging; it’s environmentally friendly, flexible, easy to use, durable, and can last for several years.
How long does rubber curbing last?
Properly installed, lawn edging will last 20 years or more. But you do have to install it correctly!
How long will aluminum edging last?
Yes, it corrodes, but at such a slow rate that even in its thin form it takes something like 40 years to rust through. Heavy-gauge aluminum does not rust, making it an appealing choice for some. Because it is softer than steel, it is a good contender for curvaceous installations, but also more susceptible to dings.
Will metal edging rust?
While these are certainly advantages, steel edging has one main drawback- rust. Steel edging is powdercoated and usually comes in black, green, or brown colors. Once it has been shipped, handled and buried on the project, the powdercoat is usually flaking off. This results in unattractive rusting edge or profile.