The Benefits of a Metal Garden Edging System
Often used by professional landscapers to create clean separation between flower beds, lawns, paths and driveways, metal garden edging system is a smart addition to any home garden. Durable and strong, metal edging is designed to stand up to the elements and won’t succumb to damage from garden maintenance tools such as trimmers and weed eaters. It’s also a good choice for containing mulch or gravel and keeping it from migrating away from the planted area. We painted ours in grey so it matches with our fences.
How thick is metal landscape edging?
Metal is a durable material that can be shaped on site or pre-formed during manufacture to follow complex contours to guarantee the strength and rigidity of the finished product. It is also very easy to work with compared to other types of edging products, making it a great solution for gardeners who want a quick, clean and low-maintenance landscape solution. The durability of metal landscape edging can be enhanced further by applying a protective coating, but this is an additional cost and can add to the initial installation price.
There are many different brands of metal edging available, with each one offering slightly different features and benefits. Some, like bare cold rolled steel edging from Sure-Loc, are more economical but may not be as durable over time, whereas Corten landscape edging and stakes have a natural rustic finish that can blend with various garden styles. Some metal landscape edging is available with a powder coating to match any RAL colour, and others are pre-formed during production to allow for curved shapes, perfect for creating raised garden beds.