Landscaping Borders and Edging Ideas

These pictures of landscaping borders and edging will hopefully give you some practical and affordable lawn edging ideas.

Hopefully you will find decorative rocks, mulch, shrubs, trees, flowers and other materials arranged in ways to inspire your garden edging ideas.

Effective edging method

Good practical edging method ideas are often hard to come by.
This picture here shows you another easy, but very effective edging method. Patio bricks can be laid flat, or stood up on end to create a nice, neat, attractive border.
Picture permission of a Neighbourhood Dream Yard Homeowner.



These beds can be features themselves, or used to enhance other projects in your yard.

They can make softer, and more interesting transitions between features in your yard.

They are also a great way to reduce mowing areas where poor sunlight and nutrients exist.

Landscaping borders and lawn edging often take these awkward areas and turn them into something creative and beautiful.

Click on any photo to open a gallery slideshow of all the photos on this page.

Please visit "The Yard" Landscaping how-to modules if you are planning on installing your own projects.

Thanks so much,

The Dream-yard Team

Landscape bricks make for nice clean defined borders between a lawn and garden.

Landscape bricks make for nice clean defined borders between a lawn and garden. They are easy to install and can be set at the right height to mow over.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


This artificial green is surrounded by a dark contrasting sea of decorative lava rock.

This artificial green is surrounded by a dark contrasting sea of decorative lava rock. The rocks, pathway, and putting green all have their
own place thanks to edging.
Picture compliments of a DIY homeowner.


A nicely bordered garden along a sidewalk adds curb appeal and softens the look of this fence.

A nicely bordered garden along a sidewalk adds curb appeal and softens the look of this fence. Adding mulch can help to keep the weeds down and lower the maintenance. Mulch also helps to retain moisture in the soil.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


This small front yard garden bed has a nicely arranged mix of annuals and perennials.

This small front yard garden bed has a nicely arranged mix of annuals and perennials. This wooden edging is affordable and easy to
install
for do-it-yourselfers.

Picture compliments of DIY homeowner.


Large stone edging is a great alternative to low stone walls.

Large stone edging is a great alternative to low stone walls. They are very easy to build for a do-it-yourself project. The size and weight of these large natural stones makes them very stable. 

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


A decorative rock bed is an excellent alternative over dealing with winterkill.

A decorative rock bed is an excellent alternative over dealing with winterkill. Severe winters with heavy snow, ice, and salt are
hard on lawns alongside the driveway.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Mow over edging provides a nice clean border around this front yard garden.

Mow over edging provides a nice clean border around this front yard garden. Edging contains the mulch while preventing the grass from migrating into the garden bed. 

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Using curves with edging creates a softer more informal feel in your yard.

Using curves with edging creates a softer more informal feel in your yard. The gentle curves are appealing to the eye. The corner of this yard is now more practical for mowing and the problem of struggling grass in the shade has been eliminated.
Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


This waterfall feature in the backyard uses decorative rock and edging to transition it to the rest of the yard.

This waterfall feature in the backyard uses decorative rock and edging to
transition it to the rest of the yard. Free flowing curves are used around the feature to give the yard some contour and make mowing easier.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Many people looking for infill landscaping ideas for small front yards are considering low maintenance drought tolerant designs like this.

Many people looking for infill landscaping ideas for small front yards are considering low maintenance drought tolerant designs like this. They are practical and responsible for maintenance and the environment.  

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Flowerbeds add beauty to any yard and make great borders.

Flowerbeds add beauty to any yard and make great borders.
They can also divide your yard into rooms.
Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


This dry-laid flagstone patio was blended to a lawn using edging and a decorative rock bed.

This dry-laid flagstone patio was blended to a lawn using edging and a decorative rock bed. Lava rock was the stone and shrubs were planted in the rock bed to soften up the rock. Stepping stones were placed in the rock to control
where traffic enters the lawn from the patio.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard. 


Creative edging idea using standing flagstone (soldiering), to give this small front yard garden some character.

Creative edging idea using standing flagstone (soldiering), to give this small front yard garden some character.  Older homes have a way of defining their individuality and charm that just can't be achieved anywere else. 

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.



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