An interesting edging

photo scanned from New Edge Curb flyer

photo scanned from New Edge Curb flyer

Here’s an edging I’m really considering for my front foundation beds.  My hubby’s co-worker had this done and really loves it.   He was telling hubby about it and gave us a flyer from the company which included many photos.  I’ve used several types of edging over the years and found them to be less than effective.  This product however has many wonderful features and benefits that I found interesting including:

  • saves time you would spend on edging, trimming & weeding
  • can be stamped to look like stone or brick and colored
  • gives a finished clean edge to the beds
  •  durable and permanent edging
  • fast and efficient installation by professional
  • flexible design which allows for curves

We might just be getting an estimate for this product in the near future.  Has anyone else had any experience with this type of edging?

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35 responses to this post.

  1. I like it! I’ve been looking for some edging also and this looks very interesting.

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  2. Posted by greenwalks on February 21, 2009 at 2:57 am

    What material is it made out of? Cool that it can be curvy!

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  3. Hi Racquel, I have never tried it but have seen it. There is a downside to consider though, if you wanted to change the size or shape of the bed? I am a big changer, but if that was not ever going to happen, the neatness factor is off the charts! 🙂
    Frances

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  4. I’m ashamed to say, I don’t have any edging anywhere. It’s looks neat though. I’ll be curious to see what you do.

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  5. I love this type of edging. I have seen it at all the lawn and garden shows. There are probably several companies that install it in your area, so be sure to call around. Usually they price it by foot. I think it would help by helping to keep out that pesky Bermuda, still it would need to be maintained but it is nice. I think it would look great in front of your house. Is this your friend’s garden? If so, it sure is a nice one!

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  6. Hi Racquel, I have seen this at the home shows as well. I am not sure about how well it keeps Bermuda out of the flowerbeds. Think this kind of sits on top of the soil? Underground rhizomes will just keep on going. Likewise what Frances said…changing it. I like to build, expand, incorporate new sections…. with this it may be more of a cost factor to change it. We bought an electric edger (mostly for the driveway) but you can use it on the bedding edges. A nice deep trough it a good edge as well.
    Janet

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  7. Does it have a part that goes into the soil? Or does it just sit on top?

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  8. I have several neighbors who have opted for this type of edging. I’ll be a dissenter here and say I’m not too keen on it. What Frances says is very true if you ever want to change a bed you’re stuck with some really hard work. I also think they make the garden look commercial. I like stone and brick as well as concrete edging but I’m not a fan of this solid stone kind of edging.

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  9. Makes the bed so nice and tidy that’s for sure! I had an estimate for a stone (pavers) edging and couldn’t believe the cost for one little area. Do you have many beds to edge? I’ll be anxious to see what you decide.
    Lynn

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  10. I haven’t tried it, but I live “in the country” so it might seem out of place separating my outer gardens from the meadow. If I lived “in town” then I would consider using it.

    Cameron

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  11. Hi Racquel, Hmm. Are you sure that you will never change the shape of your garden beds? I am not crazy about the bright white of concrete? Can you add dye to the mix to get a darker slate color if you have it stamped to look like stone? gail

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  12. Racquel,
    That’s been around for several years in this area, we call it artistic curbing. I love it. We don’t have it here because we cut out our beds and keep them trimmed. But, I’ve already told Jamie as I get older and my back problems progress that is exactly what we are going to use to edge all the beds so it will be less labor intensive. I think it’s extremely attractive.

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  13. Hi,
    I’ve never seen this kind of edging. My hubby would love the fact that he could get close to mow.It reallly looks tidy.

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  14. My friend has this in her yard and she loves it! She says it makes mowing a breeze and keeping the beds in order. I am sure you will love it too(-: I have creek rocks for my border but that is pretty high maintence because I am always trimming around them. But I do like the look of the rocks(-;

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  15. The words that jump out to me are “durable and permanent edging”. That can be a good thing or as others have mentioned it can be quite negative. I personally like a more natural look, but it does give a very manicured look to the landscaping.

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  16. Hi Racquel. It definitely looks “tidy.” Several of my neighbors have it but they aren’t the kind of people who fool around in their yard. I actually think it was their husbands idea for ease of mowing, trimming, etc. Let us know if you install it. It would be interesting to see how you like it over time.

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  17. I’ve not used this edging, but it certainly looks both pretty and functional. I HATE trimming and this looks like the wheel of the lawnmower can get close enough tot he edge so that you only need mow, not also trim.

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  18. There is certainly something for everyone and though it might work in some gardens, not in my natural setting whose borders change with my whim 🙂

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  19. Our Hort society had a speaker who has a company that installs this type pf edge. There are many different colours and patterns that you can choose from, but I still think it looks like a strip of curbing…. it wouldn’t work in my gardens, but I know a lot of people around the neighborhood who have gone for this look.

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  20. Racquel .. wow, now you have gotten me thinking too ! My front is done in a specific way but I want to do my back this year, get rid of the wooden ties .. this would look wonderful ! can you give us an idea of cost ? .. I don’t know if they will have it in Canada .. but I am very keen to search out the possibility !

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  21. It gives a very manicured look to the beds. Maybe this is a stupid question but do you or the company install it?

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  22. That looks class, Racquel. I’d certainly vote for it!

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  23. That’s very attractive! If I had a lawn, I think I’d be tempted by this pretty curvy look too.

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  24. I like Darla’s comment, what edges? No but seriously they look very neat and tidy, but as Frances says what happens if you want to alter somewhere?

    Tyra xoxo

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  25. I love the curves. Makes it so much more appealing and natural looking.
    Brenda

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  26. Posted by Racquel on February 22, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Thanks everyone for your great responses and opinions. Gave me alot to consider about the possibility of this product. It is made from concrete and can be colored and shaped to look like brick or stone or whatever you like actually. The permanance of it is a pro & con as some of you pointed out. I do like to change things alot too, but for the front foundation beds once I get the shape I’m going for it would be easier to maintain than the constant trimming I do now. Got alot going on today so I won’t be able to respond to you each individually but I appreciate all your suggestions. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Guess if conformity is what your looking for this edging might do. We on the other hand would find this to confining. Edges we like are Tennessee field stone you can pile it and move it at will and the toads and skinks just love it! Meg does bottle wall edging, we have yet to do it here but we have maybe 400 wine bottles to work with. Bottle walls are made with concrete and hand shaped with bottles laid in the concrete at an angle with the bottom pointing upward so water does not freeze in the bottle and break it. This is art and lots of fun to built, we’ll likely have 40 foot of bottle walls once we get to them.

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  28. Posted by skeeter on February 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    We were at our friend’s house south of Atlanta over the weekend. Their neighbors have this in their gardens and they really do like it. Our friends are considering having it done. I am hoping they have it installed as they have promised me the brick they currently have as borders! I have such plans for that brick… tee hee…

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  29. My parents have this edging and love it. It cuts down on edging and weeding for them. I personally don’t like it very well as it feels rather industrial to me…I’m a brick or stone kind of girl. But those that love it seem to really love it! Kim

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  30. I’ve seen this and I love it, too, although it would probably look a bit strange in our country garden, I don’t know. I’ve seen it at Lowe’s and maybe even Walmart, sold in sections. Some are curved and some are straight, giving you some degree of personalization, but you would have the break in the sections.

    If I lived in town, I’d definitely consider it!

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  31. Great post! It was very well researched and I enjoyed it very much. I bookmarked your site and will be back very soon, I look forward to reading some interesting posts! Thanks, Whitney

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  32. Beautiful gardens, it only needs the touch of clay brick pavers, and a big pool in the back.
    🙂

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  34. Posted by Terry Geere on April 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Is this avaiable in the Uk .Can you givew me some details

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