Edging Buyer's Guide

Take your landscape from messy to manicured!

Most landscapes include a variety of areas with different purposes. There may be a lawn, a border garden, trees of different species and sizes, and a patio. Each may have a different surface — grass, bark mulch, pine straw, and crushed stone, for example. Edging helps create a tidy landscape by creating distinct borders around each area and surface material.

three types of edgingLeft to right: landscape edging, border fencing (also called border edging), and mulch edging

There are three main categories of edging: landscape edging, border fencing (also called border edging), and mulch edging.

Landscape Edging

This type of edging is installed to be visible at the soil surface or rise just a few inches above it. It may rest on the surface or extend several inches into the soil.

  • Creates crisp borders between surface materials
  • Keeps walkway gravel and pea stone contained
  • Prevents mulch from scattering
  • Deters grasses and weeds from infiltrating flower beds
Pound-In EdgingPound-In Landscape Edging corrals mulch, keeping a crisp border between lawn and flower beds.

Border Fencing / Border Edging

These low fences have a decorative, repeating pattern that helps unify a landscape. They're held in place with stakes or spikes.

  • Adds a year-round decorative element
  • Gives visual cues about where (and where not) to walk
  • Creates a border between gardens and sidewalk
  • Keeps walkways open from floppy flowers
Cross-Hatch Border FencingCross-Hatch Border Fencing delineates a garden and keeps flowers from flopping.

Mulch Edging

These mats are made from natural materials or from shredded recycled rubber that resembles bark mulch.

  • Provides a wide border to keep weeds at bay
  • Won't scatter like regular mulch
  • Makes a mower-safe edge
  • Protects tree trunks from damage by string trimmers and mowers
Tree Ring Recycled Rubber Tree Ring is a type of mulch edging.

 

Choosing the Right Edging

Start by considering the purpose of the edging. Is it purely functional — to keep mulch in place around your trees, for example? Or are you looking for something more decorative. Next, consider your site. Is your soil full of rocks and roots, making it hard to dig? Or is the soil loose or sandy? Will the edging be installed in straight lines, or need to accommodate curves? Do you have a preference regarding style or materials?

Use the following three charts to compare:
Landscape Edging   |   Border Fencing/Edging   |   Mulch Edging


LANDSCAPE EDGING Contains mulch or gravel Reduces weed infiltration How to install Material Notes
Pound-In EdgingPound-In Edging Pound in with mallet Recycled polyethylene Bury at least 6" deep to deter aggressive grass and weed roots
EasyFlex EdgingEasyFlex No Dig Edging Surface weeds only ✔ No digging; installs on soil surface with spikes Recycled polyethylene 1-1/2" high; ideal for keeping mulch and walkway stone contained

No digging required; ideal for site with rocky soil or tree roots that make it difficult to dig
EasyFlex Aluminum EdgingEasyFlex Aluminum Edging Dig trench; install with stakes Recycled aluminum 4" high; install flush with soil surface keep grass roots out
Stomp EdgeStomp Edge Surface weeds only ✔ Use rubber mallet or "stomp" on pieces to drive the beveled bottom edge into soil Recycled rubber; resembles natural stone No digging required
Rock Lock Interlocking Border SystemRock Lock Interlocking Border System, Curved Surface weeds only ✔ Interlocking system assembles in minutes UV-stabilized polyethylene No digging required

Also available in straight sections

The edgings above accomodate curves. We also have for edging for straight runs.

 

Create a unified landscape by combining products from our Oxford and Nocturne families, including the edging, below.

BORDER FENCING Height Size and # of panels Distance covered Material Notes
Oxford Border EdgingOxford Border Edging 12" high installed 3 panels, each 15" wide 45" Powder-coated steel Simple, no-tools assembly and installation
Nocturne Border EdgingNocturne Border Edging 15" high overall* 3 panels, each 15-1/4" wide 45" Powder-coated tubular and flat-stock steel; brass-foil finish *Installed height depends on how far you push the integrated stakes into ground

Simple, no-tools assembly and installation
Decorative Garden Edging, FlowerDecorative Garden Edging, Flower 13" high installed 3 panels, each 14" wide 42" Powder-coated steel Simple, no-tools assembly and installation
Stratford Edge IronsStratford Edge Irons 19" high overall* 3 edge irons, each 18-1/2" wide Coverage depends on degree of overlap Powder-coated steel *Installed height depends on how far you push the integrated stakes into ground

Simple, no-tools installation
Cross-Hatch Border FencingCross-Hatch Border Fencing 23-1/2" high overall* 7 panels, each 15-3/4" wide 9' Polyethylene-covered steel poles with polypropylene cross pieces *Installed height depends on how far you push the integrated stakes into ground

Simple, no-tools installation

 

 

Mulch edgings are available in a range of materials, including biodegradable natural coconut fiber and long-lasting recycled rubber.

MULCH EDGING Reduces weed infiltration? Size/# of strips/pieces Area covered Material Notes
Coco Fiber EdgingCoco Fiber Edging Two 6-foot lengths 6" wide x 12' long Woven coconut fibers, natural latex We recommend securing with Earth Staples, sold separately
Coco Fiber Tree RingsCoco Fiber Tree Rings Set of two rings Choice of 24", 36", 48", or 60" diameter Woven coconut fibers, natural latex We recommend securing with Earth Staples, sold separately

Center hole may be enlarged with scissors
Tree Ring Recycled Rubber Tree Ring. One tree ring 24" diameter (larger size also available) Recycled rubber We recommend securing with Earth Staples, sold separately

Center hole may be enlarged with scissors

 

Last updated: 02/17/2021