Fence edgings are used to edge gardens, walkways, or individual plants and can be made from a variety of styles and colors.
Some people think fence edging can give a cleaner, more modern, or even rugged, appearance to a lawn, depending on the chosen edging. The sturdiness, cost, and overall look are often important factors when purchasing fence edgings. With this kept in mind, it may be easier to decide between bamboo, chain link, and more.
The traditional white picket fence comes in miniature version for fence edgings.
This edging is most often white, but it is not impossible to find other colors, such as pink and purple. Plain wooden picket fence edging can also be purchased to stain or paint a custom color. This type of fence edging is usually either plastic or wood. The less expensive picket fence edgings can be somewhat flimsy and unsuitable for strong weather or placement in hard ground.
Bamboo edging can be light beige to very dark brown in color. Though it is technically a grass, bamboo can be stronger than hardwood, depending on its quality. To ensure the longevity of bamboo fence edgings, however, the grass should not touch the ground to avoid drawing in moisture and causing rot. Due to this issue, bamboo fences usually have a wooden frame to cover the top and bottom.
Black wrought-iron fence edgings are typically considered more modern than white picket edging. This type of edging usually has a black finish, and is available in hundreds of styles. For example, some iron fencing have the cross-patterns of traditional fencing, while others follow a diamond or flower pattern. This is one of the sturdiest types of fence edging available, but generally more expensive than wood or plastic.