Landscape timbers are an excellent edging for a raised
garden bed. While a single course of 4-by or 6-by timbers
simply can be set into the ground, there isn't a lot more
involved in assembling two courses and securing them to
each other. Three courses of timbers stretches the term
"edging" and starts to qualify as a retaining wall, which
is subject to different procedures and code requirements.
Because it's so flexible, plastic edging is the edging of
choice for curving beds and borders. It's the most
economical of the commercial edgings and the easiest to
work with, too. But if you're looking for sharp, crisp
corners, look elsewhere. Plastic edging can't handle it.
And be sure to anchor the edging securely with stakes to
keep it from popping out of the ground.
Installing Wood Edging
Wood edging is a natural and practical choice for the
borders of most garden beds. You can create a border that
isn't obtrusive with..
Sawtooth edging is one of the simplest methods of
installing brick edging. There's little cutting and it's
more forgiving if you don't get things perfectly
Installing Flat Brick
Bricks are versatile and easy to handle, making them a
popular edging choice. Available in many colors and
textures, bricks are rated according to their
Installing Metal Edging
Metal edging is best suited to borders that are straight
and level. For beds that curve or slope, this edging isn't
very accommodating. Not only is the edging difficult to
curve gracefully, it is easily ruined by accidental
creases and dents. But for beds with crisp, straight
edges, metal edging is excellent. Be sure to get good
quality edging for best results...