11 BEAUTIFUL Lawn Edging Ideas

A nice clean garden edge gives your landscape definition and texture. Of course, we’d all love a professionally designed garden area, but the cost of materials alone can be astronomical. These lawn edging ideas are innovative and beautiful to give you the function and aesthetics without the high costs.

You can keep your lawn edging as basic or creative as you’d like based on your location, landscape and budget. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    Gabion Wall

I love this look, especially for raised beds. You can fill the wall with just about any size of rocks depending on what is available in your area.

Wood Edging

This is a simple idea to create your own edging with cedar wood that is just over six inches high. You could easily make it higher if you need to.


Stone makes a good option if you want a more natural look. The idea is simple, but you may need some extra muscle help to carry the stones and place them in the right spots. Stones of universal size work best for this technique.


    Terra Cotta

This is a beautiful sleek edging created with terra cotta pieces, similar to brick, but with a smooth finish.

    Tree Branches


If you live in an area with several fallen trees, use what you have and create a wall of your own. This is a natural, rustic, old-fashioned look.

    Raised Beds

Creating a raised garden bed is a great way to create a beautiful garden area and clear edging at the same time.


    Metal Edging

This is one of the most inexpensive edging options. Flexible metal is easy to install in an afternoon and creates a clean line around flower beds, trees, and property lines.



Simply dig a ditch around the edge of your bedding area and fill it in with gravel. It may take a little weeding to keep stubborn weeds from popping up, but it’s easy to install and inexpensive.



You can create a beautiful brick edging without the hassle of plaster or the expertise of a mason. 


Sometimes you can actually use plants as a plant border. Natural grasses work as a beautiful natural border.


It may take some time to gather old wheels from thrift stores or flea markets, but wired together they make absolutely stunning edging to your flower bed.


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By | 2017-09-05T16:47:11+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Tips|17 Comments


  1. Quanda Anthony March 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    All of these edgings are absolutely fabulous and AMAZING

  2. Susie April 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Julia ! I love your site. Lovely ideas here. Thank you for sharing. I’m in the process,of building raised beds for vegetable gardening and think the big landscape lumber on here looks awesome a nd will endure! 🙂

  3. Sarah April 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    What sort of plant is that in the photograpg regarding the ‘plant’ edging. It doesn’t look like a natural grass.

    • Julia April 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      You are correct in that this is not a regular lawn grass. There are several ornamental grasses that would work for a border. Check out Hakonechloa, Aureola is is one of my favorites and does well in sun or shade.

  4. Shane April 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Love the Gabion wall look but where do you source gab ions that small in the UK? I’m usually quite good at internet searching but can’t find these types of metal baskets small enough to do it in the way the picture demonstrates. Any help would be most appreciated.

    • Julia April 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Use a 12 gauge or thicker concrete mesh roll. You can buy these at any hardware store with various sizes in the US. Then using wire cutters create boxes to your specific height and size. Here is a link to the mesh needed, to give you a better idea of the product needed. http://www.homedepot.com/p/60-in-x-150-ft-Steel-Mesh-Roll-5901001/206261746 Good luck on your search I hope you find what you need.

  5. Marilyn April 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Where do you get your flexible metal edging? I like the idea of least expensive and it’s a clean edge. I’m thinking it would be less maintenance too. Love your ideas!

    • Julia April 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      You can find it at any hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot. Thanks for your comment, they are always encouraging!

  6. cinda April 25, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    I love all of your great, beautiful ideas. I love prettying up outside in the spring.

  7. Eric Strenton May 2, 2017 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Thanks for these ideas! The wheels look amazing! Maybe a little advanced for me tough! I love adding touches like lawn edging. I think I might give the wood a try as summer comes around!

  8. Jay Cherry May 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I love your pics and ideas and plan to use the metal edging. Do you have any thoughts on what kind of mulch or rock to use in a flower bed? I tried black mulch but saw a snake one day when I was pulling weeds and had all the mulch dug up and switched to rock but the pebbles were too small and kept breaking the glass in my storm down when the lawn guy mowed my grass.


    • Julia June 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Jay, I love this look too. You could stamp your rocks down using a tamper and then seal the small rocks. Your patio furniture would also be sturdy and on a more flat surface. Good luck!

  9. Christina June 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Please can someone help me with the materials I need for the Gabion wall. Thanks ?

    • Julia June 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Christina, Use a 12 gauge or thicker concrete mesh roll. You can buy these at any hardware store with various sizes in the US. Then using wire cutters create boxes to your specific height and size. You will need river rock to for the smooth stone look. Good luck!

  10. James July 26, 2017 at 2:12 am - Reply

    The forgotten favorite…. edgeless beds. I end up installing these on most of my jobs. Great clean look to showcase any landscape. Easy to install, mow, and maintain. Customers love this option.

  11. Purnima July 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Awesome..very beautiful eye-catching n innovative..m surely gonna try in my garden..

  12. Bo July 29, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    This was soooo cool & informative!!!! I am sooo inspired!

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