Whether you have plants, mulch, gravel or grass in your landscaping plans, it’s necessary to keep these all in their place. The easiest and most effective way to manage this is to add some edging that will help keep everything where it belongs.
Naturally, you will want your edging to blend seamlessly into the background. You will also want it to be durable and long-lasting so that you don’t have to worry about maintaining it over the years.
That is why it is always best to go with some sort of steel, brick, stone, or concrete borders as they require virtually no maintenance and will last for as long as you own your home.
Keep in mind: the more permanent the edging, the harder it is to change your landscape design in the future. Also, provide a path for the water in your landscape design as it needs a path to get under or around permanent edging.
If you don’t want a permanent border, it is best to dig a small trench with a shovel or spade, then allow your mulch, gravel, or soil to gradually fill in the hole. By adding edging and keeping your landscaping trimmed and neat, you will not only be increasing your home’s curb appeal, but you will also be increasing its value.
For help keeping your plants in line, contact our garden center in Kansas City. Our expert gardeners know the secrets to keeping your unruly plants under control.