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Edgings: What Are They and Why Do I Need Them?

An edging can be as basic or as decorative as you wish and can really pull together the design of a garden. It’s also a perfect way to set boundaries around your lawn, especially at the bottom of the garden. Instead of letting the lawn end at the fencing, implement edging to create a tidier appearance. It will also help decrease the amount of maintenance work needed.

There’re many different ways in which you can use edging in your garden and property. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular and useful for your garden.


It can be easy to let your lawn or grass get out of control. Although you may regularly cut the grass, if the lawn doesn’t have a definite edge it can look messy and not well-maintained.

Edgings can also be used for a more decorative approach. If you have a particularly large lawn, you could lay down edging to give it a raised and detached feel, with a solid lined stone. Alternatively, you could opt for curved edges for a softer look. Choose a style will that tie in with the look and feel of your house and garden, at Minster Paving our professional team can help you decide.


A driveway is an extremely useful and practical asset when owning or renting a property. If you’re living in the city, it can be quite common to have a very compact driveway with little room to manoeuvre your vehicle. Not only will edging give your driveway and front garden more aesthetic appeal, but it can also act as a guideline for drivers.

If you’ve got a family member or housemate whose car can become a bit too familiar with your potted plants and flower beds, installing concrete edging will help define the area for easier navigation.


If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful patio in your back garden, edgings will provide an added aesthetic benefit.

If you’ve got a garden that features wooden decking and furniture, you could opt for solid wood pegs. Alternatively, if you’ve gone for more of a minimalistic approach, cream round-top stones will blend in nicely for a softer, natural look. Whereas more traditional houses with historic charm will be complemented nicely with a burnt-red brick or rope-effect-topped stone border.

Patios are often used as a place for entertaining guests, having BBQs in the summer and hosting family gatherings. Not only will edgings ensure your garden is beautifully presented, but it will also act as a barrier between your guests and your plants.

Flower beds

If you are an avid gardener then the chances are you will be very proud of your garden. A flower bed is a precious sanctuary for your beloved displays. Edging will help protect them and make them the focal point of your garden.

Edgings have many great uses and offers a practical and creative outlet for you and your garden. Hiring an experienced company that offers advice on an array of designs to match your style is an excellent way to ensure your garden and driveway look their best.

For more gardening advice, get in touch with Minster Paving today, call 01865 300252 or contact us online. 

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