For all of you who have loved our popular post Garden Edging: 5 Ways to Edge Your Landscape with Recycled Materials then we have even more great ideas for you! Garden or landscape edging can define a garden area, give structure in winter months, and add your personality as well. Whether you choose to use one of these unique edging ideas, or something more traditional, almost every garden can benefit from some “boundaries”. One tip I left out of the last post… when placing your edging materials, do yourself a favor and lay a strip of landscape fabric underneath. You will save your self a world of headaches down the road, when you have to pull a thousand blades of maddening grass from between your perfectly placed stones, or worse…have to remove a section in order to weed, then replace. That’s a lot of work that a preventative step can help avoid!
So here are some unique and creative garden edging ideas for the more adventurous gardener! The photo below is from Heidi at ‘My Sweet Cottage‘. Heidi and her husband found a ledge stone that was square in form so they could create this edging that they simply pounded in place with a mallet, then backfilled with soil. Gorgeous and natural looking!
We HAVE to love these shell edgings! Perfect for a beach themed home, or just because you love the beach! We would suggest half burying the shells with soil to help keep them in place. Also, make sure they face away from you for the best effect and the bigger the better.
A gardener in Colorado creatively used leftover roof tiles as garden edging. The tiles are secured by old builders block behind the bottom edge of the tiles, then soil. This would be a great place to use recycled concrete chunks as well. I wonder if you could scout out broken tiles from a local builder and get them for free, for hauling them off site? Great re-purposed project!
Using old bamboo fence rolls, cut into smaller sections can make a great edging material, especially for a contemporary garden. Secure it with stakes every foot or two, depending on your situation.
Using twigs and sticks from your garden, you can create a custom, natural looking edging! I love this idea! Here are easy instructions for this project.
Sedums and Bricks!
You could conceivably use this idea to create a garden edging that is both living, and sturdy. Plant in every building block, or skip a few. Use the same plant in all the edging for continuity, or use different colors or varieties of the same plant for some personality.
Yes, we did bottles before, but I love the way Melinda Myers used all the same color to not only edge the walkway, but also to offer some support to the plants at they grow in height.
This garden was edged with these wonderful antique metal wheels, but what about using old bicycle wheels?
This one is creative and done with intention, is full of personality, and was found in the Georgetown gardens. That being said, make sure your “junk funk” doesn’t cross the line, to just plain ol’ junk!
Ok, this last one is perhaps one of our most creative so far… Any one love it? Hate it? What about the other ideas? Share with our readers!Image Credits: My Sweet Cottage, Castlives, Jumbletown, Instructables, Paradis Express, Melinda Myers, Pinterest, Green Divas, My Daily