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10 Easy Pieces: Landscape Edging

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10 Easy Pieces: Landscape Edging

October 9, 2018

Landscape edging is the paintbrush of garden designers—and one of their best-kept secrets. Just think: Where would a Roberto Burle Marx garden be without edging? A buried strip of metal or rubber edging (preferred over breakable plastic) keeps garden beds, lawn, gravel, and pathways defined and intact. Here are our favorites.

(N.B.: Want to know more? See our post Hardscaping 101: Metal Landscape Edging.)

A 5-meter roll of Corrugated Sheet Metal Lawn Edging is made of bendable, highly stable galvanized sheet metal with a thickness of 0.5 meters and height of  centimeters; €3
Above: A 5-meter roll of Corrugated Sheet Metal Lawn Edging is made of bendable, highly stable galvanized sheet metal with a thickness of 0.5 meters and height of 20 centimeters; €32 at Manufactum.
The Aluminum Landscape Edging in Black is comprised of four 6-foot, slide-in, corrosion-resistant aluminum pieces made from recycled material; $64.39 on Amazon.
Above: The Aluminum Landscape Edging in Black is comprised of four 6-foot, slide-in, corrosion-resistant aluminum pieces made from recycled material; $64.39 on Amazon.
The Permaloc Cleanline Mill Finish Landscape Border Edging snaps together and gets fixed in the ground with the help of loading=
Above: The Permaloc Cleanline Mill Finish Landscape Border Edging snaps together and gets fixed in the ground with the help of 12-inch-long interlocking aluminum stakes; $62.93 for 96 inches on Amazon.
A simple 3-millimeter-thick Rubber Edging Strip is made of heavy recycled rubber and designed for separating beds, paths, and lawns (but not for separating different heights); €.80 at Manufactum.
Above: A simple 3-millimeter-thick Rubber Edging Strip is made of heavy recycled rubber and designed for separating beds, paths, and lawns (but not for separating different heights); €24.80 at Manufactum.
From French company Apanages, the Cor-Ten Steel Edge Bordure Acier Corten Steel Aspect Lawn Edging comes with supports and fasteners; €8.47 per meter.
Above: From French company Apanages, the Cor-Ten Steel Edge Bordure Acier Corten Steel Aspect Lawn Edging comes with supports and fasteners; €8.47 per meter.
The Col-Met Steel Landscape Edging is made of commercial-grade loading=
Above: The Col-Met Steel Landscape Edging is made of commercial-grade 12-gauge powder-coated steel edging that comes with a bundle of four 12-inch stakes; $135.99 each at A.M. Leonard.
From Sound Metals, the Simpledge Lawn Edging is designed as a seamless construction and comes in light, medium, heavy, or custom steel. Contact Sound Metals for price and ordering information.
Above: From Sound Metals, the Simpledge Lawn Edging is designed as a seamless construction and comes in light, medium, heavy, or custom steel. Contact Sound Metals for price and ordering information.
The Edge Right Hammer-in Landscape Edging is made of -gauge Cor-Ten steel that can be left to patina or be sealed. In comes in sizes ranging from
Above: The Edge Right Hammer-in Landscape Edging is made of 14-gauge Cor-Ten steel that can be left to patina or be sealed. In comes in sizes ranging from 2 feet ($34.99) to 20 feet ($149.99) on Amazon.
The Tradewinds Bordurette Landscape Edging is the most decorative of our picks. It&#8
Above: The Tradewinds Bordurette Landscape Edging is the most decorative of our picks. It’s “classically ornamental,” as the company says, easy to install, and maintenance-free. Available in seven styles (shown in “Spring”) from Tradewinds; contact for price and ordering information.
From Coyote Landscape Products, the PerfEdge edging comes in black (shown), brown, galvanized, and green and is available in a - or -gauge steel. Contact Coyote for price and ordering information.
Above: From Coyote Landscape Products, the PerfEdge edging comes in black (shown), brown, galvanized, and green and is available in a 16- or 20-gauge steel. Contact Coyote for price and ordering information.
The simple Galvanized Steel Lawn Edging is a flexible, rustproof, interlocking edging that sets into a narrow groove with angles up to 90 degrees; € for a single section from Manufactum.
Above: The simple Galvanized Steel Lawn Edging is a flexible, rustproof, interlocking edging that sets into a narrow groove with angles up to 90 degrees; €10 for a single section from Manufactum.
EverEdge Classic Lawn Edging is made of loading=
Above: EverEdge Classic Lawn Edging is made of 1.6mm-thick galvanized steel that comes in slate, black, galvanized, Cor-Ten, and green; £36 for a 1-meter length at EverEdge.
The Pure Garden Galvanized Steel Lawn Edging is a quick install; from $.95 for  feet on Amazon.
Above: The Pure Garden Galvanized Steel Lawn Edging is a quick install; from $16.95 for 16 feet on Amazon.
Another style from Sound Metals is Lawn Screen Edging which allows water to flow and drain through its perforated base. It has a teardrop roll top and flexible shape, and comes in light, medium, heavy, or custom steel in gray or green. Contact Sound Metals for price and ordering information.
Above: Another style from Sound Metals is Lawn Screen Edging which allows water to flow and drain through its perforated base. It has a teardrop roll top and flexible shape, and comes in light, medium, heavy, or custom steel in gray or green. Contact Sound Metals for price and ordering information.
The Vigoro EcoBorder 4-Foot Black Rubber Landscape Edging is made of recycled tires and comes in black, brown, gray, green, and red; from $70.60 to $80.7loading=
Above: The Vigoro EcoBorder 4-Foot Black Rubber Landscape Edging is made of recycled tires and comes in black, brown, gray, green, and red; from $70.60 to $80.71 for a six-pack of 4-foot lengths at The Home Depot.
The Permaloc StructurEdge Aluminum Hardscape Edging Restraint is one of many Permaloc products available.
Above: The Permaloc StructurEdge Aluminum Hardscape Edging Restraint is one of many Permaloc products available.

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