Garden Bed Edging
There are a variety of landscape edging options that you can use for your yard to retain garden beds and to provide a mowing edge for your lawnmower. The options vary from a natural edge to a more defined edge using natural or pre-cast stone.
A natural edge is just that, natural. The edge is created by digging down and creating a natural edge with an edger. There is not vinyl, stone or other edging between the lawn and the garden bed. This is your lowest priced option for landscape edging and looks attractive if it is done properly. A natural edge always looks and works best with raised garden beds.
Vinyl edging is the black plastic looking edging you see in many yards throughout Calgary. Vinyl edging when installed creates a good edge between your lawn and your garden beds. The edge can provide a good mowing retainer to bump up against when you are mowing your lawn. Vinyl edging looks good when installed right and lasts for a very long time. A Common error associated with landscaping edging installation is when it is installed without spikes to keep it in place. Many homeowners and some landscapers will just install the landscape edging without any spikes, over time the landscape edging moves and begins to look very bad. When we replace poorly installed landscape edging we often give it a good tug and have the entire section of edging come out freely, that’s when we know it was not put in right to start with. Next to natural edging, vinyl edging is your least expensive edging option.
Stack stone or natural stone edging
Stack stone or natural stone edging are a great way to define your garden beds. We would suggest installing mowing pavers against the stone to make your mowing easier. Stone garden bed edges are the most expensive way to add edging to your landscape, but we think they also add the most value to your property. As with any edging, stone edging needs to be installed properly so that it will look good for many years. After excavating the desired area, a base of 3/4 crush rock should be installed and they tamped. After tamping the base repeatedly you then apply a thin layer of sand and then lay the stone on top of it.
For an estimate on any edging for your yard or for any other landscaping project you may have call us at 403-452-8552