Your brand new lawn would look perfect when it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your house's faÃ§ade â the driveway included. Therefore, it is essential to have proper driveway edging as part of your landscape plan. Landscape edging is not about simply cutting your lawn abruptly â it should be as decorative and elegant as the rest of your landscape design. When it comes to edging the area near the driveway, it should also be durable so as not to suffer with the frequent entry and exit of your vehicle.
The edging for your driveway also serves an important function in maintaining the driveway itself, especially if it is covered by loose materials such as gravel. Here are some tips on how to make your edging beautiful for the driveway:
1. There are a variety of materials that you can use to separate your driveway and the lawn. The most popular option, of course, is brick: usually it is done in two rows to create a clean and solid demarcation. Other options are Belgian blocks or pavers. Some people prefer to install steel edging material for their driveways. Blocks and bricks are more attractive, but will require design and a proper layout out in order to be sturdy and beautiful. Steel is much more immoveable but it has a tendency to rust or be hardly noticeable.
2. Dig a deep trench along your driveway before laying down the edging material. Doing so allows the edging to stay put for longer.
3. You can further make driveway edging more stable by packing dirt on the lower sides of the edging. Some people explore using wet cement to seal the edging material into place.
Beyond The Edge
The edging material that you choose for driveway is not just meant to keep your driveway looking neat and compact. It is also very much a part of your lawn's landscape, and it can serve as an important distinguishing factor for your home. You can explore other edging options aside from the ones mentioned above â things like wood, railway sleepers, or whatever material your eyes land on.
You can layout the edging on your driveway by yourself, but if you want more professional and manicured-looking results, then you can ask the help of a professional landscape artist. Aside from literally laying out the bricks for you, they can give you important pointers on the design and the durability of the materials you will use for edging your driveway.
A driveway with edging that is properly installed has lots of benefits. It will never fail to please you every time you roll your car in, or every time a guest walks up to the house. During occasions like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, you can place decorative lighting along your driveway edging and create a dramatic effect for your house during nighttime. It's definitely time for this multi-faceted upgrade for your driveway!