7 Garden Edging Ideas to Keep Your Plantings Neat and Protected

Choose Rustic Bricks

Due of its warm hue and easy installation, landscape architect Janice Parker prefers traditional brick garden edging. "This material looks good in any natural or formal setting

Opt for a Natural Edge

The contrast between rich flower bed soil and lush green grass provides a natural garden edge. For crisp, straight garden edges using a spade or half-moon edger, place a wooden board on the ground.

Use Cobble Pavers

Individual cobble pavers line a stone path, ending in a raised step, to divide this large garden. As the vibrant foliage and bright tulips expand to fill the space, the stones will continue to provide a neat border.

Plant Hedges for Living Borders

Compact hedges make lovely flower bed borders. A central fountain anchors this ordered garden, and knee-high hedges surround beds of blooming yellow and white flowers.

Mix Multiple Styles

A raised bed with sleek metal border allows easy access to fresh herbs and vegetables at the rear of this garden, while low stone blocks prevent loose soil from sliding onto the walkway.

Go Big With Boulders

Some edging is subtle, but you can also go big. Here, large boulders make a bold edge and create strong definition between the lawn and a bed for vertical plants.

Add Decorative Containers

A multi-level yard requires many edging methods. Stacked wood creates stairs to reach elevated flower and shrub gardens. Individual corrugated metal containers border flower and herb beds.