Concrete lawn edging products

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Concrete lawn edging products
Edging a lawn with a concrete border defines paths and flowerbeds. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Edging keeps the shape of the lawn intact, holds loose materials, such as bark chips and mulch, in place, guides traffic away from flowerbeds and marks separate spaces in a yard and garden. Concrete is a durable material. Concrete edging won't rot or split like wood, shatter like brick or soften and degrade like clay. It's easy to install and relatively inexpensive ,and it comes in many styles for different landscaping designs.

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Precast Stone

Precast stone is concrete made to resemble granite, limestone, bluestone, quartz or other stone. It is cast to look realistic but shaped in identical blocks for ease of installation and design. Use it like brick or pavers. It is a good choice for a natural border look around a water feature or along the edge of a walkway. Precast stone edging that sits above ground level prevents a gravel or bark path from spilling out of its track. It requires a lawn edger at that height because a lawnmower can't ride over it. Partly burying the faux stone edging makes it seem more like a natural feature and is a physical barrier to prevent the lawn from growing into the garden.

Concrete Curb and Mower's Edge

Concrete curbing is 4-inches high and 6-inches wide and comes in many colours. It defines flowerbeds, separates a lawn from a driveway or marks the edge of a path. If lawn mowing is an issue, use mower's edge curbs. They curve down so one half of the edging is flush with the level of mowed grass and the mower glides over without hitting them. This curbing is smooth and uniform, all one colour, and as defined as the trim on the house. It outlines, and so does not blend in and appear to be part of the natural landscape. Concrete curbs and mower's edge curbs give a patio, garden or lawn a professional finish.

Stamped Concrete Curbing

Stamped concrete curbing has designs cast into it. It may look like bricks or stamped in the pattern of short, separated blocks, even when it comes in long sections. Stamped edging can feature a decorative geometric design or something softer, such as a fleur-de-lis. The design may be highlighted with colour or simply impressed in a solid colour block. It is not cast stone but can be stamped to resemble stone and be multicoloured, so the effect seems real. Stamped curbing comes in angled edges and curved edges, so it is easy to shape into rounded, squared or rectangular borders. This curbing is sometimes used for the edges of raised flowerbeds.

Lighted Concrete Edging

Concrete borders used to separate lawns from paths come with integrated lighting, so that night walks are safer and gardens can be highlighted for evening viewing.

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