I love the idea of a wide edging of bricks or pavers along a perennial border. I looks neat and tidy, but it also cuts down on maintenance. No need to get out the edger or the weed-whacker here! This is a perennial border at the Toledo Botanical Garden in Ohio. Here, that wide border edging is actually a pathway. Even more useful!
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This is a great photo but I'd like to learn whether other gardeners know of innovative means of edging beds in smaller-scale gardens. The plastic edging strips are ugly but without them, keeping grass out of flower beds is an unending task. Do the thin metal strips work well?
Such a beautiful photo.The brick work makes it look so put together!In answer to PeonyFan; I have had better success with the metal strips than the plastic edging.The metal holds up longer and does a better job of keeping out grass.
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