Garden edging

Has anyone used metal garden edging before? I think wood is quite popular for border edging but I've seen a few websites selling metal. What do people think?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,675

    I'm really not keen on the look of it, and I still carry the scar from when I was weeding a garden I'd just 'moved to' and a piece of old metal lawn edging attacked me - and I'm talking 40+ years ago! 

    I don't edge my borders and beds - how would I enlarge them to accomodate my increasing purchases? imageimage

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  • No, I'm not sure either. Just wanted to know whether other people used any borders in their garden.

    Thank you for the reply image

  • I use a bamboo fence as I have an exotic look. I do think metal edging, esp the hidden ones, look very professional but they cost a lot. Very good for curving lawns.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041

    No, it doesn't go with my gardening styleimage too precise

  • Iv usesed everedge it's pretty good
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,505

    I've used the plastic edging from B&Q.  It does the job for me and it's pretty sturdy.  I used a piece of timber and a lump hammer to get it just below the level of the grass and it's virtually invisible.  I looked at the metal edging but the cost is very high as I need about 200 feet of the stuff.

  • is a good website for metal garden edging. - Not too expensive

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,430

    I like my edges sharp and deep.  Not a fan of edging of any sort, but If you are not to good at keeping a neat edge then go for it.   It's your garden after all. image

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,941

    I used Smartedge - it's plastic and invisible (and has stopped me digging up my grass to extend the borders - all good).

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