While you design your perfect garden, the fine lines that define individual spaces of the garden are the magic wands that transform the look and feel of your backyard. Garden edging is not only a defining factor, but also one of the critical aspects while you do your garden. Here we share with you some unique garden edging ideas that will make your design catch the viewer’s eye and stand out!
(#1 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
An easy, DIY garden edging that is quite unique is using old discarded wooden pallets. Separate out the battens and cut them roughly to fix them in the soil and form a pattern of a combination of 2 to 3 varying heights. The variety in wooden grainy texture within a single pallet brings about the dynamism in the color of the edging making it a distinctive feature of your garden giving it an overall earthy look which is pleasing to the eye.
(#2 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
The picturesque white picket fencing that caught your eye and stayed on your mind from that cafe you had your brunch…create those chic vibes within your backyard with this unique garden edging idea. Get those stylish picket fences from your local hardware and install them for a smart garden design. A traditional white picket fence is bound to stand out against the greens and browns of the surroundings. Always ensure to have your picket fencing treated to ensure durability.
(#3 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
Those short wooden stubs with a dark brown radial 4-inch grain running along the edge of your flower bed are a sure way to get your distinctive choice of garden edging some attention and make it a topic of conversation. As you get complimented on your unique choice of edging, these stubs are also rugged enough to withstand some rough days while keeping your spaces crisp and clean, keeping away creeping grass covers.
Tree Trunks/ Logs
(#4 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
Any discarded tree trunks and logs can be put to good use in your backyard to create some natural edging. Stack 3 logs to ensure it all stays in place while giving it some much needed height. With minimal efforts and wastage, tree logs are naturally durable and can take weather changes with much ease as compared to other wooden edging choices. Play around with the color and texture of your tree trunks to bring in variation if you may wish.
Pebbles and Gravel
(#5 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
Create a distinguished wide edging with this unique garden edging option that uses rounded pebbles or gravel depending upon your preferences. A stark edging that refrains a passer-by from stepping over because of its typical texture, is an engaging color contrast created between the greens and the greys. A visually soothing combination, this is one of the classic garden edging ideas you can use to make your backyard come to life.
(#6 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
A rather quirky way to style up your backyard is using boulders for edging. Pick out medium size boulders, and arrange them in an eccentric manner along the flower bed to have a natural looking edging. You may alternatively opt to paint the boulders in white paint, to have them stand out and create an interesting palette of green, brown, white with some brightly colored flowers along the perimeter of your garden.
(#7 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
Cinder blocks are increasingly becoming a popular choice when it comes to unique garden edging. You may choose to install your cinder blocks in either of the 2 ways – let the hollows face you (elevation) to form a pattern, or install in with the hollows laid flat over the ground (plan) creating smaller spaces for miniature plantations within. Plant some tiny colorful ground cover blooms that will pop just right above to have a bright cover over the grey cinder blocks.
(#8 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
A traditional way of edging garden spaces is by introducing hedges that are maintained to stand out as aesthetically pleasing elements within the space. The bright green-yellow leafed hedges that are specifically meant for edging are your best and perfect choice for such a design. You might want to hire some professional services in case you wish for a more intricate pattern to be cut for your hedges. We swear by keeping it simple though – classic, and works like a charm always!
(#9 Unique Garden Edging Idea)
A contemporary choice made keeping in mind the environment and literally putting into practice the saying, recycle and reuse, bring out the waste glass bottles and install your own cheap and easy DIY garden edging. Dig up the earth and insert them upside down in the ground so that they stand out by about 4 to 6 inches over the ground level running all along the flower bed. A word of caution – do NOT use this garden edging if you have babies or young children in the family.
Garden edging can be a creative weekend activity depending on the material you select. With some rather unique garden edging ideas that we shared, we would also love to see some of your experiments and know about your learnings in the process!