Spice up your yard and maintain your garden with these edging ideas. These ideas combine everything a gardener loves: repurposing, creativity, and innovation. Get inspired this spring, and change up your garden edging.
Stones are a great edging idea, but if done the wrong way, it can look outdated. Use river rocks to create this new spin on an old gardening classic.
Dig a trench and fill with broken dishes. Yes, you read that correctly. Use your old dishes, or even place an ad on a website looking for some. This looks great, and breaking all of those dishes is a great stress reliever! If breaking dishes isn’t your idea of fun, you can always use whole dishes.
If you live by a bottle factory, or just have a lot of leftover bottles, this could be a great way to repurpose those. The Garden Glove recommends placing the bottles in the ground, and you will have great garden edging, and in no time at all!
Pallets are all of the rage, and can be literally used for anything. Even garden edging. Break down the pallets to line your garden using this great tutorial from Farm and Foundry.
Brick edging is another common method, but a less common variation of that would be to use two lines of bricks.
This great idea from Decoist recommends using pieces of logs. This is a great method because you don’t have to spend any money on the material used!
Use old terra cotta pots for a unique garden edge idea.
Plant a herb garden around your garden. Make sure that the herbs chosen can be maintained easily, as you would not want a garden edging that is frequently overgrown and sloppy looking.
Another variation on the log idea mentioned above. Use tree limbs to create a really whimsy, fairy garden feel. You’ll get lost!
This idea would be perfect for those who are lucky enough to live near an ocean. Clam shells make great garden edging! You can practically feel the sea breeze! Idea from Bob Villa.
Repurposed industrial materials can be used also. Consider using rusted steel pipes!
Use old bamboo fence poles to create this really unique idea from The Garden Glove.