Edging is the method used by most people in order to keep unwanted weeds and grasses growing into their garden beds. It usually requires a heavy and durable material that also aesthetically complements the plants growing in your garden bed in order to be at its best. It is no small wonder, then, that most prefer stone landscape edging over other materials. It is, after all, proven to be one of the most durable yet simultaneously classic looking landscaping materials out there today, even with the availability of more contemporary metal, plastic, fiberglass or other similar materials.
Stone edging is beneficial to your garden in the sense that it is a very heavy and durable material to work with. The former characteristic may seem to be a drawback, but it can also be seen as an advantage when you consider the fact that stone is not as easily scattered as other lighter materials that may be not as durable as stone as well. The durability also means that stone will be able to remain constant in your garden edging for long periods of time. It is not uncommon to see houses with stone garden edging that lasts longer than its owner does. This is not only useful in this sense, it also helps in the sense that having good stone edging around your garden may increase the value of your house, should you decide to sell it.
Also, stone landscape edging is distinct in the sense that it blends into its surrounding area effortlessly. This natural aesthetic may be exercised to its fullest when one looks through the many different stylistic possibilities offered by different types of stone. Whatever style of stone you get, though, will have the naturally smooth yet rugged look common with all types of stone, a look that you will find to complement your garden bed in a way that cannot be managed by other types of material.
In the same way stone garden edging can complement your garden, so can your garden be planted in such a way as to complement your stone edging as well. Look through plant nurseries and ask around in order to find plants that aesthetically suit the type of stone you use in your edging, and you will have a garden that will have a natural beauty that no haphazardly chosen garden will be able to match.
Another advantage of using stone landscape edging is that despite its heaviness, it is a relatively easy material to work with. As long as you are willing to get down and dirty in order to make your garden uniquely beautiful, you may not need to hire a professional to install stone edging into your garden. Installing stone is as simple as digging carefully measured trenches around your chosen area, then lining them with the proper materials before placing the stones on them. A little water will help to cement the stones in place and to pack the surrounding soil tightly around it.