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Edging Options For Artificial Turf

With so many options for artificial turf, it’s no wonder more and more homeowners are making the switch. Everyone loves the look of the lush, green, perfect lawn with very minimal upkeep. What’s not to like? Artificial grass enhances the visual appeal of your home and blends well with a wide variety of landscaping styles. To achieve a clean-finished look you’ll need to complete your artificial turf with a clearly defined edge. While this step is optional, it’s highly recommended by professionals because it not only adds character to your lawn but also looks organized and clean.

What’s amazing about artificial grass is that it can be installed just about anywhere next to just about anything. It works perfectly next to driveways, paving stones, or brick walkways. It can also be edged with a variety of natural or manufactured border materials. It can also be installed without any border or edging however, as mentioned above, it looks way cleaner to have some type of edge. Also, if you are installing an artificial lawn yourself you’ll most likely want a border so you won’t have to deal with uneven edges.

Here Are Some Artificial Turf Edging Options

1. Concrete Curbing: This one is a popular option that homeowners choose for their lawn edging. You can do just a simple concrete curb or a stamped concrete look. Concrete curbing is meant for a more permanent option since you won’t be able to move and reshape when you decide to redesign your landscaping. If you do plan on having the layout stay the same then concrete curbing is an excellent choice and looks amazing.

2. Paving Stones: You can do a lot with paving stones from creating a narrow border to designing a full patio and it can go right up against your artificial turf. Paving stones are durable and are a nice addition to any landscape. Both paving stones and artificial grass are particularly appealing for those interested in drought-tolerant landscaping. With this option, you won’t be sacrificing style or visual appeal.

3. Bendable Borders: If you’re looking for something easy and affordable then this is your option. You can also easily install bendable borders yourself and they can be purchased at your local home improvement stores, garden centers, or online. This makes it super convenient if you’re attempting to do-it-yourself. Using bendable borders for your edging is probably your most affordable option however, you may feel that it needs to be replaced over some time.

4. Logs or Wood: This option works best for any area where you have a straight edge. This includes any type of lumber or forms of wood. If you mainly have straight edges but only a small area where theirs a curve then you can use several small pieces of wood to line up along the curve. The awesome thing about using wood to edge artificial turf is that you won’t have to be worried so much about the wood rotting since it won’t be exposed to regular waterings like natural grass.

5. Railroad Ties: Going for a rustic look? Then railroad ties will help you achieve that! They’re a popular choice for landscaping borders. Railroad ties are versatile and work great paired with a variety of other landscaping features, such as paving stones or gravel. They can be cut to fit the design you’re needing for your artificial grass. If you need to build up your lawn area before installing artificial grass, railroad ties can provide a sturdy border for this.

6. Gravel: This option is not a solid border however, it can be used around the edge of a lawn as a complementary ground cover. We recommend that you install a bendable border or another type of edging between your lawn and the gravel to help keep the gravel off of your lawn. That step is not needed but can be helpful to you in the long run.

7. Wood Chips or Bark: These options are great for adding texture, color, and contrast to your landscaping while maintaining a natural look. However, just like gravel, wood chips or bark should be paired with some type of bendable border to help keep out any of the loose pieces from your artificial turf.

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