Maintaining a property and keeping it looking great isn’t always easy to do. A lot of different things go into giving commercial properties a great look, but it’s important to do so. After all, the better your property looks the easier it is to keep it looking professional and ensure that you get the best-looking property possible, making a big impact on those who pass by.
One aspect of landscaping that deserves to be given attention is the edging. Good edging keeps grass from making its way into mulched areas, keeps gravel or mulch in place, creates a solid border between walkways and landscaped areas, and generally gives a neater, tidier look to any property.
There are several options available for edging, each of them offering their own pros and cons. Taking a closer look at some of them is well worth doing when you want to ensure that your property looks its best.
This is the most common type of edging. Instead of installing a physical barrier, the edging is done with a neat, cut edge. A trench is cut into the landscape border with a shovel or edging tool, creating the border that you need.
This type of edging is neat looking, stops grass from entering flower beds, and can be curved or straight. It’s common because it’s also very versatile and budget-friendly, though the lack of a visible border isn’t for everyone. Additionally, it lasts about a year before having to be redone.
Plastic edging using ridged, durable plastic that is used to hold concrete pavers in place. The sturdy plastic edging keeps the pavers from spreading apart due to foot traffic or freezing and thawing.
The plastic edging looks nice and gives you a clean looking edge that can be placed anywhere. The only drawback is that some people don’t prefer the look of plastic on their property.
using sturdy, straight metal edging gives you a much more permanent edge. It separates gravel or mulch from grass and walkways and is available in a wide range of different colors and even some different cut patterns. It is a bit more expensive, but for those who want a more permanent solution, it's well worth looking at.
Stone Edging Stone edging is pretty much the pinnacle of edging class. Using granite blocks or cut stone, a barrier is created between gravel and mulch or between landscaped areas and grass or walkways. The blocks take some time to place and need to be placed properly in order to give the best possible look and feel to the property, but when done right it can truly change a property’s appearance.
No matter what type of property you’re looking for, it’s important that you choose the right
edging solution for your budget and your goals. Talking to your landscaping professional is the easiest way to make a determination about which options are a good fit for your commercial property, and will ensure that you get the results you need.