Unlike plastic landscape edging, metal garden edging can be set flush with the lawn without a line of visible interruption. It can also resist damage from the blades of gardening equipment, frost heave and other wintry conditions. According to Janet Roth, writing for the blog Gardenista, “A metal landscape edging system is a bit like a little black dress – it’s always appropriate, no matter what the occasion.”
How long does steel edging last?
Steel and aluminum are commonly used materials for garden edging systems, as they are durable and rust-resistant. They can be powder coated in a variety of colors to complement the other landscaping elements in your yard, the rustic appearance of Formboss’s Corten Edging doesn’t go unnoticed.
Some types of metal garden edging, such as FormBoss and Link Edge, come in various gauges and heights to meet your needs. They are also relatively easy to install, as they can be driven into the ground with a hammer. If you moisten the soil before installing, each 6-inch-wide piece should be relatively easy to pound into place.
Metal garden edging makes it easier to maintain the aesthetics of your lawn and landscaping by clearly marking where grass ends, beds or patios start, and where to put down mulch, gravel and other materials. It helps to keep these elements from mixing with your lawn and keeps your mowing and maintenance routine simpler, too. It’s also an excellent choice for defining curved paths in your garden. For safety, soften the edges of metal garden edging by adding dirt back into the trenches you dig.