Updating your garden edging can be a great way to inject some new life into your outdoor space, and make small changes on a budget. As the UK's leading supplier of paving for gardens and driveways, we’ve come up with some lawn edging ideas to help you revamp your lawn.
Top-rated lawn edging ideas
1. Sharp-edged lawn
The sharp-edge lawn design is a strong and bold look for any garden edging. With this idea, your edges are levelled and come with sharp corners. Sharp-edged lawns give off a contemporary feel with a smooth finish and look particularly great against modern new builds.
We suggest you invest in a lawn edging tool to achieve neat garden edges.
Decorating your lawn edge with vibrant and colourful flowers is another way to make your home stand out from the crowd. Flowers can help freshen and enhance your lawn edge, and they encourage wildlife too.
Rhododendron, Moss Rose, Mophead Hydrangea, Moss Phlox, and Zinnias are all excellent flowers to use to create your paved pattern path. We think this lawn edging idea is great if your flower bed follows a straight line.
This way, you’ll also be adding colour and texture to your outdoor space, all at a low cost. To get this look, you must plant flowers between your path and lawn. Remember to keep your green fingers on the plants, as they need regular maintenance to stay fresh and pristine.
3. Grey gravel border
If you are looking for something a bit more modern, a grey gravel border could be the lawn edging solution for you. The grey can show the contrast between your garden paths and lawn edge, and it’ll also look great against a modern outdoor sofa or furniture set.
To get this design, we suggest digging a trench in between your lawn and garden path. Place a layer of protective sheeting to stop the weeds from coming through, and top it up with gravel. Keep it looking great by regularly brushing stray gravel back into place, and top it up with fresh stones every so often too.
4. Curved stone path
Marshalls Sawn Versuro Boarders
The curved stone path is a more advanced garden edging design and complements a less regimental garden design, often flowing better than straight-edged designs.
Dig a trough around your lawn edge. It should have the same width specification as the bricks you purchased. Now, place them on some sand, and voila!!
5. Budget brick edge
If you are looking for a great garden edging idea that won't break the bank, then the brick edge design is a good option. This type of garden edging design helps to distinctly create sharpness and clarity in your garden whilst providing a natural look. You could even reuse old bricks for a more sustainable garden feature, which is also kind to the purse too.
This is a simple DIY garden edging design, so it won't require the services of a professional. You need minimal edging materials; all you require to set up this design are tools you'll probably already own. Firstly, dig a trench the size of the bricks, add sand to the bottom and then lay the bricks next to one another while double-checking that they are all evenly placed.
6. Contemporary block edge
Marshalls Savanna Kerb
You can also opt for the modern block edge design that creates a solid perimeter around the garden which helps to keep everything intact and neat. It has solid lines, and its simplistic design gives it an ultra-modern finish.
7. Boulder border
The boulder border garden edging design is straightforward to achieve, and just about anybody can construct it. All you need to do is source the rocks or river stones and place them on top of and next to each other along the perimeter of the garden edge.
You can supplement larger boulders with any rocks you have around your property to give it a truly unique finish.
8. Attractive concrete edging
Marshalls Drivesett Argent Edging
Concrete corners or concrete edging have become quite the rage over the last decade. Its simplistic design and use of concrete gives this option a modern look, and concrete is often a more sustainable material choice too.
Concrete edging comes in various colours and shapes and is the perfect option for any outdoor space. If you like a coordinated style and you’re also ready to update your patio paving, look for ranges which offer paving and edging, so you can have a consistent colour and style throughout.
9. Miniature fence
This garden edging design is cost-effective and an easy DIY project. It's quick and easy and will change the face of your flowerbeds in a matter of minutes.
Remember to buy miniature garden fences that have been treated, so it doesn't perish during bad weather conditions.
10. Wood-edged raised beds
Marshalls Woodstone Paving
This design is relatively easy to achieve. It works best with raised flower beds. It's achieved by using thin strips of wood and looks quite simplistic and neat.
If you are looking for a budget lawn edging idea, this is it. If you want a more creative and colourful design, why not brighten your wood-edged design with a splash of bright paint? And if you’re after a wood appearance but with less maintenance, consider a woodstone paving option made of concrete.
11. White picket fence
This is a classic, aesthetically pleasing edging idea. This design makes your curb edge and home look stylish and classy and is lighter than traditional stone walls.
A money-saving measure is to purchase a wooden fence and paint it white yourself - that's if you have the time!
12. Caged rocks
Caged rocks have become popular for many homeowners who want to create a border around their outdoor space. The design is simple: it is rocks encased in a wire material called a gabion basket. You can use any colour stone, but grey stone gives it a grand-looking appearance.
Caged rocks are not a budget-friendly design, but it's a modern way to add kerb appeal and up the value of your home.
Revamp your outdoor space with edging from Marshalls
There are many bright and budget-friendly garden edging ideas available to achieve the perfect lawn edges and improve your kerb appeal.
As a company, we are committed to helping our customers create better spaces, and we hope that this detailed list of garden edging ideas will help transform your garden into that perfect outdoor space you’re hoping for.
Kerbs and edging from Marshalls is the ideal solution for providing a finished look to your outdoor space. From Savanna kerb to Victorian rope top edging, there’s an option for any style of home. You can even coordinate your garden edging with other Marshalls product ranges, including garden paving and garden paths.