The Benefits of Edging your Path or Driveway

Edging the garden path is one of the last things homeowners think about when landscaping their garden. Although it is only a small, subtle thing, garden edging can have a huge impact on the appearance and functionality of your garden. This week, we take a look at four key benefits associated with installing edging along your garden path or driveway.

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Aesthetics

From a design point of view, garden edging adds depth to your landscape and is a great way to give your garden path a clean, polished look. Edging can also be a great way to add contrast and texture to your garden landscape, and pick up plant colours in your garden.

 

Erosion

Garden edging is a fantastic way to manage erosion issues and help keep the different parts of your garden where they belong. Edging not only prevents the edges of your pathway from fraying and deteriorating, it is also an effective barrier that prevents soil and mulch from washing or blowing away. As most types of edging are set several inches below the ground, it can also help to restrict the growth of tree roots, lawn, or groundcover which would otherwise damage the pathway.

 

Definition

Edging helps define both the garden path and the beds on either side of it. Edging can actually be quite useful during the early stages of a landscaping project, as the brick or timber pieces can really help to give shape to the garden and give you a clear idea of the different zones you’re working with.

 

Maintenance

Giving your path a border can also be advantageous from a maintenance point of view, as it minimises the amount of weeding you have to do and makes mowing the lawn a much simpler process. Edging protects plants as well as the pathway, so they are less likely to become damaged from any maintenance work you do on the pathway, it also makes it easier to control which areas of your garden you irrigate, fertilize, and chemically treat.

 

Custom Asphalt offer state of the art asphalt paving services alongside brick and timber edging options. To learn more about our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0418 137 943.