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Edging Ideas For Your Garden

One decision that is often overlooked when renovating a garden is how you are planning on separating out the various parts. If you are having a patio or flowerbeds as part of your garden design, you will want a way to clearly define when one part finishes and the next starts.

There are a variety of options for edging your garden, some are more obvious than others. Have a read of our article for some inspiration.

Metal edging

Metal edging can help you achieve that smart manicured lawn look easily. It provides a sharp, clear barrier between a lawn and a flowerbed.

The edging would be durable and resistant to poor weather, making it perfect for English gardens. There is also a lot of choice within this option as there are various metals that can be used, all offering different colours, shapes and sizes, meaning you can find the perfect edge to fit in with your garden style.

Rubber edging

Rubber edging provides a malleable and flexible option that can be shaped to fit any layout you might have. This is ideal if you have flowerbeds or patios that aren’t linear or are oddly shaped.

Another benefit to using rubber edging is that, more often than not, it is made from recycled materials, so is eco-friendly. This material is also a cost-effective way of separating different sections of your garden.

Lay down pebbles

Shingle can be used to create a great effect in your garden. This recycled aggregate can be stacked to make a raised edge; if you want to create a more obvious and defined look this is the way to go. However, if you want a more subtle edge between your lawn and patio or flowerbed, you can lay the aggregate out in a trail along the edge.

If this is a look you are planning to use in your garden, head to our online shop and order our 10mm, 20mm or, 40 mm shingle.

For a small amount, we would recommend ordering bagged aggregate, however, if you are looking for a larger amount, maybe for several projects, you can order up to 20 tonnes of loose aggregates.

Tall planters

If you are tight for space, you are unlikely to have room for raised beds. A way to get around this would be to use tall planters instead. These can be freestanding, giving you the option to move them around if you get bored of the layout of your garden, or built-in providing more structure.

These work just like planting flowers, so you will need topsoil. At Avon Material Supplies, we offer 3 different types of soil.

Our Canford Screened soil is a topsoil alternative which is a blend of screened soils from the Dorset area.

Canford Soil is an ‘as dug’ soil that comes directly from the ground. This is a great option for planting flowers.

Finally, we offer our Canford Enriched soil, which is a combination of our 10mm or 20mm screened soil and compost of the same size. This material is rich in nutrients, making it a great fit for plant growth and improving moisture retention.

Gravel edging

A cheap option that can also be very practical is gravel and edging strips.

Gravel can be cheaper material to buy, thus keeping costs down. It also allows for better drainage and aeration.

If this is something that appeals to you, then you might be interested in using our Type 1 Limestone, or 10mm, 20mm, or 40mm Shingle.

Edge with hedges

To create a more natural feel to your garden, choose to edge it with hedges; allow the planted borders to act as the defined edging.

Similar to using tall planters, you will need topsoil to encourage your plants and hedges to grow.

Order small amounts of our soils in bags, or have larger loads delivered to you loosely by our tipper trucks.

Learn more about our aggregates

AMS have a range of recycled aggregates that are suitable for various parts of your garden renovation. For example, our Type 1 Recycled and Type 1 Limestone can be used as a sub-base for concreting a section before adding a shed or a patio. These are easy to order using our online shop and can be delivered either bagged or loose to your site. Our drivers are skilled and are often able to unload your order where you would like it to be placed.

We also offer concrete services that can help no matter how much you need.

Our Mix on Site service is perfect if you’re not really sure how much you need as we can mix the amount needed at your site. This is a cost-effective way of doing it and ensures there is no concrete wasted.

We can deliver ready-made concrete to your site using our concrete drum mixers which can carry around 8 cubic metres at one time. This allows us to provide a much larger volume of concrete in one trip.

Finally, you can collect your required concrete design from our concrete plant in Canford. You can drop in and collect concrete between the hours of 07:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday, and have your concrete placed into your trailer or flatbed vehicle. Our batching plant can create as little as 0.3m3 (cubed) for you to collect, making it ideal if you want a small amount and have a suitable vehicle to collect it.

Get in touch with our expert team if you would like to learn more about how we might be able to help with your garden renovations this summer.

Call us on 01202 579579, or email us on enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

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