How to use edging to create a beautiful front garden

why use edging front garden

We all want to create a beautiful garden space to relax in, and often there’s more space in the back garden to plan your designs. Front gardens are typically smaller, and we tend to spend less time there, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look impressive too. In this blog, we’re letting you know how to use lawn edging to create a beautiful front garden.

Using garden edging in your front garden

Many front gardens are also shared with a driveway; if there’s no drive, most will have a pathway for people to walk over. Some lawn edging solutions are highly versatile and can be used in many places.

Some people use garden edging to cut off sections of the garden for flowers or vegetables they’re growing, while others may use it to frame a focal point, such as a fountain or bird bath.

FlexiBorder is extremely versatile and can be used for many different things. In addition to walkways, it has been used for sports areas and play parks. This highlights the strength and safety of our garden edgings.

When searching for the best lawn edging, you need to consider the practical benefits involved, including how robust the edge is and whether it can withstand bad weather. Ensuring its strength will also increase the longevity of your edging. Our garden border edgings are a cost-effective option that can create a timeless look suitable year-round.

How to use edging to create a beautiful front garden

What to think about for front garden edging ideas

Here’s what to think about when using garden edging for the front of your house. These options are suitable for large and smaller gardens.

Find some inspiration

You may already have a vision of what you want your outdoor space to look like, or you may need more help. It can be a good idea to have a walk around the area and see if there are any garden designs that you like the look of. You don’t need to copy them, but you could definitely take some ideas. Visit our case studies page to see how others have used FlexiBorder to add definition to their space.

You can also check out our blog on the best ideas for garden borders for colour inspiration.

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Garden layout

Gardens can follow very different layouts, depending on whether you have a driveway, a path or any other elements in your garden. The best way to approach the front garden is with symmetry and a clean design, which can definitely be achieved with our edging solutions. In addition to straight edges, you can also use it on curved lines of up to 70 degrees.

Edging can be used to show guests where you’d like them to go. This can be useful if you don’t want people walking along your grass. You can dress up the area with beautiful flower beds and bushes too! Try and think of low-maintenance garden edging ideas.

It’s worth noting that a garden edge can help to reduce weeds in the garden, as the edging materials create a barrier between the garden bed soil and the lawn.

Use the space to your advantage

Think about any spaces in your garden that you could use to your advantage. One example could be under windows, you could create flower bed borders to compliment your brick colour.

It’s up to you which colours you use throughout your garden border. We have a wide range of rubber edging colours available, such as black, brown, terracotta, green and grey garden edging. Each colour has its own benefits and can help to brighten up your space.

Some people choose to add raised beds around the garden, which is a lovely way to add more depth and accentuate a good shape.

front garden edging ideas

Curb appeal

When planning your garden, think about what would make you think ‘wow’. Is it lots of flowers? Is it symmetry across the whole space with straight lines and a neat edge? Whatever it is, you can incorporate it into your garden.

All of this will increase curb appeal, making your house look more impressive. If you choose to sell the home, a beautiful, decorative design may signify to potential buyers that you have cared for the house more too.

Why use edging in your front garden

Creating the same design

Having a similar design in the front garden and the back can make the space feel more planned out. Guests are sure to notice the effort you’ve put in, and you’ll likely enjoy relaxing outdoors even more.

Using sleek lines to separate space

Using edging can help to keep your garden looking nice as guests are directed where to go. For example, the edging can be used to add clean lines to separate and cut off certain areas of the garden, which can mean that the edge stays how you want it to.

Some people choose to use rocks, larger stones or gravel in their garden beds, and using edging, too, helps to keep the stones where they are meant to be, rather than finding them halfway across the garden. Stones are a great idea to create a contemporary look at your garden edge.

Environmentally and lawnmower friendly

Our lawn edging materials are all made from recycled rubber, making them an environmentally friendly option for your home.

They are also lawn-mower friendly, so your wheels glide effortlessly along the edge. This is an important factor to consider when choosing a solution, as others may damage your mower or edges.

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Adding garden edging to your front garden can increase your home’s curb appeal. This can provide benefits if you plan to sell your home in the future. It can also catch on around the area as more people see it, so the whole area becomes more appealing.

Front garden edging allows you to maximise your outdoor space and create a beautiful edging design. Want to know more? Visit our online shop to see our range of edging colours.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any help with your garden design. No matter what your desired look, we’re here to help.

We hope you enjoy spending time outdoors admiring your lovely work!

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