Garden Edging For Landscaping: Guide, Tips & Ideas

Garden edging ideas serve to improve appearance, curb appeal, and aesthetic value. If you add landscaping and garden edging, you will have a more attractive and functional yard. There are many examples in this article on using bricks in your garden.

How to Install No-Dig Garden Edging

The simplest technique is without digging deep into the Earth.

  • Time: 5 minutes per foot
  • Complexity: simple
  • Cost: Approximately $5 to $10 per foot

Required materials for this project:

  • 20” no-dig kit
  • 12” no-dig tree ring.
  • Extra anchoring spikes.
  • Rubber mallet or hammer to drive spikes into the tabs.
  • Ready-to-use concrete mix bags.

Installation Guide:

  1. Fit Edging Around a Garden Bed
  2. Clean Up the Border Area
  3. Lay Out the No-Dig Garden Edge Kit
  4. Prepare the Concrete
  5. Water Up

How to Edge a Garden Bed with Bricks, Pavers, or Stones

Here you will learn how to edge a garden bed with bricks, pavers, or stones the best way.

  • Time: Varies
  • Complexity: Above average
  • Cost: Varies

Required materials for this project:

  • Bricks
  • Rope
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Marker/masonry pencil
  • Spade

Installation Guide for Bricks:

  1. Create a Route for Brick Edging with the Rope
  2. Mark the End
  3. Use the Tape Measure to Find the True Length
  4. File a Couple of Bricks or Pavers
  5. Fill the Gaps
  6. Dig the Trench
  7. Spread the Paver Base and Cement Mixture
  8. Lay the Bricks

How to Install a Basic Garden Edging with Timbers, Metal, or Plastic

Learning how to edge a garden bed with these borders can create a fresher look to your yard.

  • Time: Varies
  • Complexity: Average
  • Cost: Approximately $1 to $16 per foot, square foot, or linear foot

Required materials for this project:

  • String
  • Stakes
  • String level
  • Tape measure
  • Landscape timbers
  • Circular saw
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Metal Corner Braces and Screws.
  • Small sledgehammer
  • Hand tamper
  • Shovel

Installation Guide:

  1. Make a Border Path
  2. Level the Ground
  3. Measure, Mark and Cut the Timber
  4. Join the Cut Pieces Together
  5. Lay Out the Timbers

How to Install a Basic Premade Garden Edging

Learning how to install garden edging takes time, but you can now find ways to do it in no time.

  • Time: Varies
  • Complexity: Easy
  • Cost: Approximately $40 to $100

Required materials for this project:

  • Steel or Aluminum (or Plastic)
  • Spade
  • Spikes
  • Hammer
  • Hacksaw

Installation Guide

  1. Dig a Trench
  2. Add Garden Edging Pavers
  3. Place your Edging
  4. Hammer Spikes
  5. Finish with Adding More Soil and Compacting

How to Install a Garden Raised Bed Border

If you aren’t sure what type of raised beds you would like and how to get started, read through for insights.

  • Time: Varies
  • Complexity: Easy
  • Cost: Approximately $100 to $300

Required materials for this project:

  • Wall blocks
  • Paver base
  • Construction adhesive tubes.
  • Shovel
  • Tamper
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Level
  • Compost

Installation Guide:
1.Determine the Bed Size and Layout
2. Prepare the Site
3. Spread Out Paver Base
4. File the Blocks
5. Add Rich Healthy Soil


Learning how to install landscape edging is a challenging yet fun job. Everything listed in this article is meant to ensure you get desirable results. However, you can go a bit rogue and explore your ideas too. Bear in mind that when it comes to garden bed edging ideas, your imagination is the only limit!


By George Ward.
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