Top 5 Benefits of Garden Borders & Edging
When it comes to landscaping projects, there is an endless potential for creative scope. A great idea to get started and inspired, is to choose a high-impact project that shows results fast. Here are the top 5 benefits of adding borders and edging to your garden:
- It Looks Great!
- Easy Maintenance
- Defines Garden Space
- Keeps Things Tidy
- Adds to Property Value
1. It Looks Great!
It’s amazing how such a simple thing as a garden border can make such a big difference to the look and feel of a garden. As well as bringing a sense of order to the natural chaos of a living and growing garden, borders and edging can express your unique style.
There’s no end to the materials that can be used! Some great ideas include:
- Upcycling – wine bottles, scrap wood, mosaics
- Nature – bamboo, driftwood, old railway sleepers
- Rustic – metal pipes, logs, stacked stone
- Living – herbs, flowers, native grasses
- Practical – cinderblocks, bricks, pavers
2. Keep Things Tidy
Borders and edging offer the very practical benefit of keeping gardens physically contained and separated from other areas such as lawns, concrete driveways, and pathways. This will also make your garden a safer space, by minimising the chance of trip hazards on walkways – such as slippery weeds and dead plant matter.
Robust and effective garden borders serve to keep the soil in, and prevent plants from growing willy-nilly wherever they like. This is particularly important when it comes to preventing the spread of pervasive weeds that can take over your garden if allowed to spread out. As the saying goes, prevention is the best cure!
3. Easy Maintenance
Every garden requires ongoing maintenance, including: weeding, mowing the lawns, pruning trees and shrubs, and clearing dead plant matter. Garden borders and lawn edging help to create a tidy and well-organised space that will make maintenance jobs significantly easier, not to mention satisfying!
Residential garden borders and edging
When your maintenance jobs are easily and quickly done, it will leave plenty of time for the fun projects, such as planting new trees and building your outdoor woodfired pizza oven! Adding concrete borders provides easy to maintain sections and provides that tidy finished touch.
Commercial garden borders and edging
For commercial properties and public spaces which require the employment of staff to carry out routine maintenance, an organised space will reduce the maintenance workload, which saves both time and money.
4. Defines Garden Space
Using edging and borders is an excellent way to define the different areas and space in your garden. For example, it can be easy for your lawn and garden beds to simply blend into one another without a defining line to separate them. Your garden edging can be made from a living border of plants, such as grasses or flowers, or simple materials like wood and brick.
5. Adds to Property Value
Did you know that landscaping can add value to your property? Whether commercial or residential, a well-kept and aesthetically-pleasing property is of considerable value when it comes to selling real estate.
If you’re thinking about selling your property at some point, and wondering about how to create lasting value, think about this: whereas interior improvements such as painting and redecorating will slowly deteriorate over time, the creation of beautiful gardens and landscaping is an investment that will increase in value as trees and plants grow and mature.
Asphalt Concepts Is Your Local One-Stop Professionals
At Asphalt Concepts, no job is too small – from concrete and asphalt projects, to heavy vehicle transportation and landscaping such as garden borders and edging – we take care of both residential and commercial needs.
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