I had previously suggest the plastic edging from B&Q. Both my local places have stopped stocking it
I have Smartedge in my garden. It has been down for about 3 years now. Isn't brittle, hasn't faded. Only problem is if you want to alter a border but the same problem with any semi permanent edging. It has certainly saved me having to recut the edges every year.
Its the old adage, "you get what you pay for" with Everedge.
I have fitted many installations with this product and if you follow the instructions, it is a very easy and versatile system as well as long lasting. The edging can be ordered in quite few different sizes. Ground prep and measurements accurate, a well laid system will last for years.
One of my clients has this in his garden and I think it really helps to define the borders! I had to alter it a little bit, as i was extending a pathway and it was fairly easy to use.
I installed some at the side, easy to do, looks good, but not cheap. The mower does not touch it as it is flush with the base of the grass. I can get 12.5m of 4" high treated wood from Wickes which would also edge the lawn, and wood looks nice. For the moment I am leaving most lawn edges bare, and seeing what happens.
We've used it successfully, both as a lawn edging and to hold back gravel from a small hedge. For a lawn you simply sink it below the cut level of the grass so the blades shouldn't touch it unless you tip/tilt the mover over the edge. We used the "classic" version, and used it for a complete circle around the hedge feature as well as down the sizes of a straight lawn. Personally I prefer it to mowing stones, though stones work well between an herbaceous bed and a lawn to stop plants killing the grass at the edges.
People mentioned cost - I think it is cheaper than mowing stones and probably cheaper (and less time consuming) than having to replace cheap plastic alternatives every couple of years.
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