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Lawn Edge

17 March 2010 00:03:40
Lawn Edge

Lawn Edge

I wonder has anyone had any experience of the lawn edging products for sale on the market.

I have 8 'rose beds' in my lawn and want t o maintain crisp edges around them. I had thought of laying a brick edging between the lawn and the plastic membrane covered beds. However, maybe one of the lawn edging products could to the job!!!

Any advice?


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Jacinta Jacinta 17 March 2010 00:14:33

I think that brick edging would be lovely. I have asked Steve to do this along my beds. But then, if I decided to extend the beds, that would limit expansion. So maybe something that can be taken up to facilitate further planting would be better. But Rachel, you have loads of space, so why not have brick edge. It will give a lovely crisp edging.


Mairin Mairin 17 March 2010 00:24:29

I used the lawn edge that comes in a roll which has ridges on it - I see you are thinking of using the straight one.  The problem with it was the lawn mower kept hitting off it and it broke into pieces; or at least the top part of it broke.  The bottom part had to be dug out and during the process, it broke.  Maybe it had been weakened by the weather.  Would be slow to use it again. 


HeadGardener HeadGardener 17 March 2010 00:51:34

That windy plastic edging is no good, go with Jacintas idea as it's probably the best idea :-)


fran m fran m 17 March 2010 07:13:16

Jacinta gets 12 points from this voter :-))


Rachel Rachel 17 March 2010 10:45:40

Okay, thanks, Jacinta, Mairin, Bill & Fran. I know you are right. It just seemed attractive because I thought I might be able to do it myself. Now I'm going to have to go talk sweetly to hubby : )


Rachel Rachel 17 March 2010 10:45:40

Okay, thanks, Jacinta, Mairin, Bill & Fran. I know you are right. It just seemed attractive because I thought I might be able to do it myself. Now I'm going to have to go talk sweetly to hubby : )


Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 March 2010 12:28:30

Think I'd go with the brick edging as it'll withstand the test of time and weather in better.


LindaB LindaB 18 March 2010 13:03:28

Me too Rachel, I will be watching with interest!


Liz.M Liz.M 18 March 2010 13:22:12

Rachel, We too went with the crinkly plastic edging last Spring to create a division between bed and pepple paths... it was medium priced, but has not lived up to expectations at all.  It became brittle very quickly and is breaking easily.  Visiting kids thought it was a great idea to walk on - Aarghhh!  A waste of our money for sure!  Maybe the more expensive stuff would last longer?  I will always wonder!


AitAlainn AitAlainn 21 March 2010 21:04:44

Hi Rachel -  I got the metal Ever Edge last year for a gravel  bed and am very very pleased with it. I got 20m of it for €200. I paid by credit card and it was delivered the next day. It was a little expensive but well worth it. I installed it myself -  it was so simple, very easy to bend into shape and very quick.  I drive on it with the ride on when mowing the grass and it hasn't moved. I plan on doing another bed with it this year as it gives a lovely finish. I highly recomend it. Got the number from the advert in The Irish Garden.


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2010 21:15:39

Thank you, AitAlainn. That does sound good but a little pricey, as you say. Glad of the recommendation.


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