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The Different Types Of Border Edging

Border edging is all the rage right now with new homeowners, and it’s easy to see why. It gives your property natural lines in places like the garden or to separate your lawn from the sidewalk. This gives us a calming feeling because when you don’t have an edge to two vastly different things, it can feel like a bit of a mess. Border edging comes in a lot of different materials that Border Magic of Lake And Orange Counties will cover in this blog. We will be giving you a brief overview of each type now, but keep checking back in the coming months to see in-depth coverage of the types so you can understand the pros and cons of each!

Wood Edging

Wood edging has become a go-to for many homeowners because of the natural appearance that sets it apart from many other types of edging. It looks beautiful and rustic. Not only that, but it can complement the natural beauty of your garden as well. You can also have a lot of options when it comes to coloring because you can stain them a certain way and you can choose the type of wood that you would like.

As beautiful as it may be though, it can often be very costly to homeowners if not treated properly. If you live in an area that isn’t super dry like here in Lake and Orange Counties, it can cause issues of mold, which will eat away at the material and need to be replaced every few years.

Metal Edging

Metal edging material has been used for years because of how strong it is. When you decide on metal, you know that it will last for years and years to come. This is a great thing for homeowners because they know that they won’t have to be replacing them anytime soon after the garden has been edged. It also is applauded because it can be formed into any shape or size. So if you want to make your garden have an irregular shape to it, you can do so fairly easily.

The downside to metal edging is that it doesn’t always have the unique look that many homeowners want to set it apart from the rest of the homes on their block. You can paint them to give it a better look though, so if you find that metal edging is what you want for the strength, you will have the ability to make it look great.

Brick Edging

If you are looking for a classic and beautiful look, then brick is right for you. Brick has the ability to be laid in a vast variety of ways. It can also be stacked as high or as low as you want so you can not only customize the shape but also you can go for more verticality depending on the look that you want for your garden. Brick is also available in a wide variety of colors and shapes. You can even find worn-out bricks to give your garden a more rustic appearance. You also never have to worry about bricks going out of style which means the value and curb appeal of your home will last for the lifetime of that curb.

There are a couple of downsides though. One of those is the cost. Bricks can cost anywhere from six to ten dollars per square foot depending on where you are sourcing them from. They are also a little more susceptible to frost damage which can cause issues in some parts of the country. While they may cost quite a bit to source initially, they will typically last longer than most other materials so you won’t have to worry about replacing them for years and years to come.

Poured Concrete

Here at Border Magic of Lake and Orange Counties, we specialize in making your garden or lawn edge come to life. While we love many of the other materials here, we are particularly excited about poured concrete. This is because it has a lasting appeal that can be completely customized to fit all of your needs. Poured concrete is really great for having a look that will last in color and shape longer than any other edging material. It can also be dyed so that it fits the look of your border matches the color scheme of your home. A concrete border will allow you to customize it into any shape that you would want which is why we recommend it for a lot of our customer’s needs.

While we are super excited by how this material looks, it can also be a bit on the expensive side. While a lot of these other options can be done yourself or by your local lawn border experts, it simply isn’t feasible for most people to do by themselves. Another downside is that once it is in place, you can’t customize it in different ways. Where you can play around with bricks and wood to fit your needs every couple of years, concrete will remain permanent.


This material has been used for years as a cost-effective way to border a lawn and garden. It can be customized in a large variety of shapes and depending on where you go to get this material, you can often find a large variety of sizes to fit your needs. Plastic is also relatively simple to install, so you don’t have to worry about long periods of time where your garden could look unfinished.

While plastic is fairly cost-effective and easy to install, it isn’t great for long periods of time. We consider it to be a short-term way of maintaining the look of your garden until you can afford something new. This is for a few reasons. You get what you pay for, and this material is no different. It typically cannot withstand the elements for more than a couple of years which means that it will need to be replaced on a regular basis, whereas most of the other materials will be around for extended periods of time. It also is hard to maintain the original look because as the plastic is outside, the sun will damage the original black color making it look more of a gray as time marches on.

Contact Us Today!

Here at Border Magic of Lake and Orange Counties, we pride ourselves on professionally installing border edging of all types. We will always ensure that you are 100% happy with the end result of what you asked us today. Not only that, but we understand what is right for your home and budget, so you never have to worry about us attempting to upsell you on something that you don’t need. Contact us today for all of your border edging needs!