How to Create a Natural Lawn Edging

How to Create a Natural Lawn Edging

10 Jul

Summer is here! Frederick, Md. landscaping and tree service is always a matter of planning ahead. There is more to looks than tree pruning. All of your flowers and plants have developed a stable root system, and once they are in the ground, they will need a natural edge a long with a defined border for the lawn. 

Natural edging provides a beautiful aesthetic look and, in most cases, very easy to maintain. When done correctly, it can last a long time and is fairly inexpensive. 

Lets’ take a look at how you can create natural looking edging around your garden and add an extra touch of class to your landscape.

Choose Natural Wood/Stone Materials

The first essential tip in creating a natural edging is to use materials that look, well, natural. Wood and stone make excellent choices for this. Remember though; wood has a tendency to rot so in due time, you may need to remove it and do it all over again.

When it comes to a natural edging, you want asymmetry. If things look too uniform or spaced apart, it takes away from the natural look you are going for. If choosing wood, choose one that is rough and rustic looking or looks distressed. When using stone, apply the same principles.

It will help to select stone with different patterns, colors, and rocks that are uneven. This creates the look and feel of a natural stone edge.

Select Compact (Low-to-the-Ground ) Plants For A Physical Edge

Another critical way to make landscaping masterpiece look natural is to select the right plants which fit the edging. You don’t want plants that grow too tall or spread over the natural edge you’ve created because then it will be difficult for anyone to see the beautiful border. Ignoring this advice will just make it look like an overgrown plant. To prevent this from happening, choose a compact plant like dwarf perennial lavender or geranium which help to accentuate your borders.

In addition, make sure you keep these plants and flowers well-trimmed for a uniform look.

Do Not Use Metal/Plastic Edging

Lastly, when attempting to make landscaping edges look natural, do not use metal or plastic edging.

Both of these materials are prone to popping out of the ground during the hot summer and in the cold winters. You may think you can hide them, but they are a distraction and will cause the plants or flowers to lean or move.

They draw eyes to them rather than away from them. The goal is to keep all eyes on the plants and flowers. 

Why Would I Want A Natural Edge In My Yard?

There are benefits to enhancing your property with a natural edge. For one you won’t have to do  as much maintenance as you would if you use metal or plastic.

You will still have to to trim consistently but when choosing compact, low to the ground plants, they will keep your border defined and beautiful. Lastly, natural wood and stone always appeal more to the naked eye. This is a good little strategy to increase your curb appeal and property value if you are looking to sell. If you follow our suggestions on the top four ways to create natural edging in your yard, you will have the most gorgeous and natural looking landscape and edging in your neighborhood.

Hard Work/Determination

The single most important way to create natural edging you can be proud of is by planning to work hard and dedicating a couple days to doing it right.

Put a little sweat into it and it will make your landscaping look natural all year long. If you’re strapped for time, call a mulching expert to do it for you

Also, make sure to do it right the first time around to give the plants time to achieve a reliable, robust root system which will help avoid having to do it all over again. Moisture, nutrients, and sunshine, along with a little labor from yourself, and you will have a beautiful natural edge that people will swear is nature made. Thanks again from your Frederick, Md. landscaping and tree service company.