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While there are many common materials used for edging there’s nothing wrong with using unconventional materials. When it comes to landscape design, we like to say that one’s imagination is the only limit (besides budget).
Continue reading to learn about some of the most popular landscaping border materials we use in residential and commercial garden design. Hopefully one of them will spark your imagination and give you some ideas…
There are many landscape trimming and border applications, but the most popular requests we receive are front yard flower bed edging and borders around bushes. A little bit of natural stone or brick can really upgrade your home’s curb appeal. A low retaining wall or berm can also frame areas of your yard, giving the space a more intimate, formal garden feel.
Contact JMAS Texas Lawn Care to request a free estimate to install edging at your Katy or Fulshear, Texas home. We look forward to hearing your border ideas and discussing design details with you.
Looking for edging ideas to add some structure and interest to your flower beds, lawn, or walkway? JMAS Texas Lawn Care is a local family-owned landscaping company specializing in garden design with 30 years of experience servicing homes across Katy, Texas. Whether you have a specific material in mind like chopped blocks, stacked stone, or brick or you’re starting with a blank slate we can help create the aesthetic you’re looking for. Email us to request an estimate or call (281) 392-1106 now.
The installation process varies depending on whether the edging will be flat or raised. Regardless of the border height is important to install a barrier under the soil to frame and divide to distinct parts of the garden where the wall will be built.
If a two-foot garden wall is desired to frame the flower beds we typically recommend pouring concrete or mortar about half an inch below the surface of the soil to act as a solid base of support for the wall. However, in some cases a concrete base is undesirable or difficult to install and we may recommend dry stacked-stoned that is prefabricated to fit together with grooves and notches.
Once the canvas is installed, the next step is to build the wall. If our customer wants a modern look, we like using gray, black, and white elements like slate, crushed gray granite, travertine, and white quartz.
For customers who prefer a more traditional front yard border to frame their flower beds we recommend natural stacked stone. The first layer of stones are laid out, and other layers are added overlapping the lower layer to overlap the borders. Once the border is installed it’s time to mulch.
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