Posted on June 1, 2011 with No Comments
You have already started on your pool landscaping project, but unless you invested in some lawn edging you still have some work to do yet. Lawn edging comes in many varieties, including brick, stone, aluminum and plastic. Depending on what look you are trying to achieve will also factor into what type you end up using. However, the basic plastic lawn edging will be sufficient for most jobs.
Why do I need Lawn Edging?
Nobody likes having stones get thrown into their yard, and this unfortunately happens too often when they use decorative stones in flower beds and other aesthetic landscaping projects. Stones around the edge of your house can help clean up its appearance by not having weeds and grass growing up its walls. Also, they can protect the wood of your home from termites and other nasty critters, but they can damage lawn mowers and feet running in the yard. So how do you keep the stones out of the grass? Use lawn edging to keep the different parts of your landscape project separated as they deserve to be.
A Low-cost Investment
Lawn edging can increase your landscape’s aesthetic appeal; especially over time as normal wear and tear can blur the edges of different parts of the yard, such as flower beds becoming tangled with grass and weeds and stones being tossed into the yard. By separating these areas, your yard will have a nice, clean look for many years. Landscape edging is not harmful for the environment because it will decompose very slowly, and you’ll be doing your yard a huge service by beautifying it and not having to maintain it nearly so much.
Save Money over time
Not only that, but lawn edging is cheap! It’s unlikely that you’ll spend more than fifty dollars buying enough to partition all the landscaping areas off from one another. That’s money that you’ll save in a few years when you don’t have to replace stone beds and other landscaping projects. Every year, the savings will grow, and you’ll still have no more work to do in maintaining your yard.
What it boils down to is you really have to ask yourself if you can afford not to buy lawn edging for your yard. Just think about all of the things you’ll be able to buy with the money you’ve saved in the long run. Over a few years, you might be able to even buy a new television set or go on a cruise with your loved one, things you wouldn’t be able to do if you would spend more money on dirt, weed killer, and stones or mulch.