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What are the Different Uses for Steel Landscape Edging?

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  • Written By: Misty Amber Brighton
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 30 September 2018
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Steel landscape edging can be used to create a flowerbed or herb garden. It might also be placed around the perimeter of a tree so mulch can be added. Other times, this material could be used to create a walkway or garden path. It might also be installed in a vegetable garden with raised beds to separate plants.

When homeowners decide to design a flowerbed, steel landscape edging is often one of the first choices for the perimeter of the space. This is because the material is sturdy yet flexible, and these factors make it easy to create a variety of shapes with this type of garden edging. It is also easy to place in almost any type of terrain, so a custom flowerbed is easy to design, even for beginning gardeners.

A garden pathway is easy to make using steel landscape edging. To do this, the homeowner should mark the desired walkway with chalk or spray paint. The lawn edging can then be installed on the marked lines by pushing the stakes on the bottom of the product into the ground. A landscaper could then add natural stone, gravel, or mulch to the area in order to create a unique look for the path.

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Raised garden beds are popular with many vegetable gardeners. This is often because planting vegetables in one of these beds helps extend the growing season by keeping weeds at bay. Steel landscape edging could be used to divide these raised beds into sections. Doing so can help gardeners keep different types of plants separated, as well as develop a system for crop rotation.

Steel landscape edging might be unfinished or coated with a brown or green powder. The finish chosen by a landscaper depends on where the product is placed and personal preference. Many people prefer brown edging around the perimeter of trees because it tends to be less noticeable when wood mulch is added. Individuals who are making a flowerbed in the center of a lawn might want green edging to blend with the grass. It might be best to have reflective material in the center of a raised garden bed so vegetable growers can distinguish between sections.

This product can be used in both residential and commercial landscaping. Most rolls are around 10 feet (3.05 m) long but vary in height and thickness. Steel landscape edging often has a thickness gauge of 3 to 14, and between 1/8 and 1/4 inch (0.32 to 0.64 cm) tall. These factors make it easy to find the right edging for the job being performed.

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