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… Read more »

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UPGRADE your yard with these beautiful lawn edging ideas you can do yourself. Lets do this!!

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.  Use a 12 gauge or thicker concrete mesh roll, for the walls. You can buy these at any hardware store. Using wire cutters, create boxes to your specific height and size.  Bury 6×6 treated wood posts evenly along your border.  Place the wire boxes between them and fill them with the smooth river stones.  Finally wrap the entire wall with one layer of mesh wire, tieing it to the existing boxes.  

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 terracotta 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.  This is great if your edging area is large.  This is by far the cheapest option. 

    Raised Beds

Creating a raised garden bed is a great way to create a beautiful garden area and clear edging at the same time. If your wood is touching the soil, make sure it is treated wood, which prevents it from decay.  Raised beds also add variety in height, which helps flat yards look more appealing.


    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.  Metal edging also takes up the least amount of space.  You can find this at your local hardware store. 



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.  Be sure to add black yard fabric below your bricks to prevent grass and weeds from growing between your bricks.  A thin metal railing between the grass and bricks would also give an added stability to your edge. 


Sometimes you can actually use plants as a plant border. Natural grasses work as a beautiful natural border. This border take the most maintainance, but also is one of my favorites. 


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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Ready to take on more DIY projects to improve your yard?  Check out these articles: Raised Box Garden Ideas or 12 DIY Pergolas Ideas!


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  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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.


    1. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  5. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  7. 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! 🙂

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