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Garden Palisades: Ideas For Your Lawn Edging

Wednesday, 26 August 2020  |  dermot

For a garden that truly looks cleaned and polished, there’s no better landscaping technique than lawn edging. Not only does it make your garden look neater, but garden edging can help you utilise all garden space to create specific sections within your garden, offering crisp and clear lines that produce a satisfying and complete finish. While there are many types of edging materials available, today we’ll be focusing on the benefits of using plastic lawn edging, and our experts at Kedel will be offering some lawn edging ideas to get you started.

Garden borders & garden path edging

Creating garden borders between your garden and a neighbours, or simply between different parts of your own garden, is one of the most popular uses for lawn edging. Helping you make use of all garden space, garden borders create a less harsh and more aesthetically pleasing difference between one area and another. For example, placing edging between your garden path the lawn helps paths stay clear from mud and debris, as well as makes it easier for the lawn to be mowed and cared for. Similarly, creating garden borders around your garden is a good alternative to putting up fencing, and is ideal for front gardens and driveways between your house and your neighbours’. We recommend interlocking palisades for garden borders and garden path edging, as they look compact and fit in well with most surroundings.

Flower bed edging

Although you don’t need to put up edging around your flower beds, edging around a flower bed makes it easier to look after your lawn, as well as makes it easier to care for flowers and other plants. It will keep lawn grass away from disturbing your flower beds, and allow you to use specific products on each section, knowing that they won’t interfere or harm the other. For example, if you use a weed killer on your grass that could damage flowers in the flower bed, having edging between the lawn and flowers will ensure it stays put and doesn’t kill your flowers.

Decorative edging

Putting up decorative edging is a good way to make your garden look attractive, and can easily be done between gravel and grass by digging a trench in between for the edging to go. Decorative edging can also be put up around trees and shrubbery for decorative purposes, or around decking and seating areas.

Mulch edging

Similarly to flower bed edging, putting up edging around mulch and between grass or gravel makes it easier to look after both mulch and garden. While it isn’t necessary, it does help keep the mulch in place and stop it from spreading onto the lawn which can be hard to clean up. Not only this, but it helps keep your garden looking aesthetically pleasing, especially around mulch which isn’t known to be the prettiest thing in the garden.

Benefits of using plastic edging

Using recycled plastic edging instead of other materials, such as timber, has many benefits that help save time and money in the long run. Using timber for edging in the garden might be cheap to buy, but will start to deteriorate quickly if not maintained properly. Maintenance can cost a lot of money and even lead to frequent replacements, so opting for recycled plastic materials is beneficial as they require no maintenance throughout their lifetime. One of the biggest benefits of using recycled plastic is that it won’t rot or become damaged by the elements, meaning frequent upkeep is unnecessary. Recycled plastic palisades for edging from Kedel are also incredibly eco-friendly, made from 100% recycled plastic to help reduce your carbon footprint and give back to the environment by preventing the amount of reusable plastic going into landfills.

Installation tips

Installing recycled plastic palisades is easy, and can be done by digging a trench and mixing up mortar to keep them secure. You can watch a video for a full explanation of how to install recycled plastic palisades from Kedel here:

While these palisades are available in a wide selection of different sizes, it’s a great benefit that they can be cut and worked with just like you can with wood. If you do need to cut your palisades, there’s no problem in doing so. Check out this handy guide for more information on working with plastic wood: https://www.kedel.co.uk/kedel_recycled_plastic_wood_spec_sheet.html

Browse our extensive range of recycled plastic garden edge today, and discover everything from interlocking palisades to separated palisades. For more helpful garden tips and information about our recycled landscape materials, take a look at our blog.