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.) 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.