If you’re interested in adding edging to your flowerbed, contact the landscape experts at Ware Landscaping today. We’ve been serving customers in Naperville and throughout Illinois for over 20 years. Our experts understand how the right landscaping choice can transform any residential or commercial property into a beautiful oasis. Edging not only adds value but also creates the perfect barrier between your garden and the lawn or another structure. Edging can keep mulch firmly in place and boost the curb appeal of your property.
Choosing Ware Landscaping means choosing a company that will treat you as a priority. We care about our customers and will always keep your best interests in mind as we’re designing the edging for your flowerbed. Whether you’re growing flowers, vegetables, or herbs, you need to add the right finishing touch for an inviting look and feel. If you want to learn more about the landscaping services we provide, call us today at (630) 885-6370 for your free quote.
Creating a distinct border around your flowers or plants can keep weeds out and prevent grass from disrupting the look of your garden. It also separates the area from the rest of the lawn, driveway, walkway, or another structure on your property. Edging serves many great purposes. It isn’t just about aesthetics. It can add character to an otherwise dull exterior and prevent your carefully placed flowers from suffering a horrible fate when you’re mowing your lawn. The best part is that you can coordinate the materials and colors of edging you choose with the look of your home or business.
You have a range of options and combinations to choose from when deciding the type of material you want to use around your flower bed. Remember – there’s no wrong decision. It’s entirely up to you which direction you want to go based on your budget and style. Whatever you choose, it should reflect your personal taste and complement the rest of your property.
Here are the most common materials people use for edging their flower beds:
Plastic – Easy to install and inexpensive, plastic edging is available in long rolls or short, individual sections. It’s flexible, so you can install it around curves and unusual patterns surrounding your flowerbed. There are multiple grades of plastic ranging from lightweight to heavy-duty. The price point increases the closer you get to the heavy-duty material. Whichever you choose, plastic is the perfect option for someone looking for a cost-effective material.
Concrete – You can use poured concrete or place concrete pavers or blocks for durable edging. You can customize poured concrete to match the shape of your garden or use blocks to add an element of design. Concrete might sound like it creates a cold and dull look, but you can choose various colors, shapes, patterns, and textures to bring your flowerbed to life.
Brick – Brick is the right material if you’re looking for a uniform and traditional look on your property. It’s durable, so you can take comfort knowing it will last a long time despite the harsh winters in Illinois. Placing the bricks around a flower bed offers symmetrical edging, but you can create a unique look given the many styles and color options available. It’s also fairly simple to find the right materials to complement the brick pavers already on your driveway or another area of your property.
Metal – Metal is easy to install, holds its original shape, and keeps flowers exactly where you want them. Metal doesn’t crack or rot, so you won’t have to worry about damage from outside elements. It could rust, so it would be a good idea to apply the right treatment. Metal is also durable and stays firmly in place after installation. It comes in decorative options to make the flower bed stand out or complement other structures on your property.
Wood – Wood is a natural edging material that likely won’t break your budget. It’s heavy, meaning it won’t shift or separate from the flower bed after installation. It looks great around raised beds and can add dimension to flat gardens. It’s available for straight edging and can be cut to fit around any existing shape you have. Wood comes in various forms, sizes, and textures.
Stone – You can lay stones flat around the bed or use them to build a retaining wall. They provide a natural look that’s clean and uniform. This material is also cost-effective and durable, so you won’t have to worry much about maintenance. There are many colors, textures, styles, shapes, and sizes available to match the rest of your property or create a unique look that stands out among your other structures.
Cinder blocks – This material is an interesting choice because it has dual functions – It creates a barrier around your bed while also serving as additional planters. If you lay them on their sides, you can plant anything you want in the openings. You’re left with a pretty but functional border surrounding the flower bed. They’re also an incredibly durable and affordable option.
Combination – You don’t have to conform to just one material. You can mix and match for an interesting contrast or transition from one part of the flower bed to a raised section. You can also elevate the look by adding a bench, fountain, or lights. You can design the edging however you want to match your unique taste and style.
Our specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your edging ideas and turn your vision into reality. When you hire us, our team will carefully craft the perfect edging design that serves a functional but aesthetically pleasing purpose around your flower bed. Homeowners and business owners can benefit from adding different materials to their property to increase the value and create a space you will enjoy for years to come.
If you’re interested in a free quote, call Ware Landscaping right now at (630) 885-6370. We’re happy to advise you about the most cost-effective options, so you can stay within your budget while optimizing the look of your property. We will be with you during every stage of the process, from conceptualization to installation.