Edging your garden creates defined borders and clean lines. It also lets you add a personal touch to your yard. We created three distinct edging options with equally attractive looks. See which one fits your style and garden!
For this sculptural, contemporary edging project, we used aluminum gooseneck pipes (#246986) designed for washing machines. Because it can be turned at the joints, this edging can easily conform to any shape of plant or flower bed.
This aluminum gooseneck edging is simple to make and install. Use a handsaw to cut 7/8"x48" dowel rods (#19385) into roughly 6" lengths. Wrap duct tape around the ends of the rods so they fit snugly into the gooseneck pipes. Secure the gooseneck to the ground with metal landscape stakes (#86416). Repeat until the gooseneck edging surrounds your garden.
For this garden, we built a brick border with traditional formal style. We selected bricks in several colors (#291189, #230380, #231673) to create visual interest.
To install brick edging, start by digging a flat-bottom trench around your garden. The depth of the trench should equal the depth of the bricks plus 1" for a sand base. Place landscape fabric (#119095) along the bottom of the trench, then top it with the inch of all-purpose sand (#98545). After making sure the layer of sand is level throughout the trench, start laying the bricks as pictured until you have surrounded your planting bed.
This Garden Treasures border fencing (#280786) features the look of old European decorative cast iron. Its scale makes it perfect for smaller spaces such as herb gardens. Plus, it's easy to install -- just stick it in the ground along the border of your garden, and you're done!