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Tinkerbelle
« on: August 16, 2011 08:50:42 PM »

Hi everyone

Just wondering if anyone has some wonderful creative ideas for garden and lawn edging?

I am looking for something that will be fairly inexpensive, creative, and most of all look stunning.

I have seen recycled bottle edging and brick edging but neither will suit the garden which is a cottage style elegant but done on a small budget.

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011 11:35:45 AM »

A few ideas come to mind....
Rocks - when you're screening your soil you must find rocks. Why not make a mound of them and use them as edging

You could go the recycling route and keep your 2litre milk jugs and cut the top off to leave a straight edged container. Dig a small trench and set the containers side by side. Fill them with the dirt you removed. This will become your new edging. You can plant small annuals in them like wave petunias  pansies and marigolds.
 If you're a real keener, you could  cut one side of the containers up & down to make the edges look like little pickets. Take a permanent marker and outline the pickets. This would look like a picket fence
Or... Use a bunch of sneakers as edging. Paint them lots of rainbow like colours -very eclectic!

Or how about this - buy a pack of wooden shingles (shakes?) and stain them with deck stain to protect the wood. When dry, take the shingle thin side down, and use a rubber mallet and pond it into the earth. Put them in side by side, then do a second row in behind that row only
Pound them in not as deep as the ones in front. Also, set the 2nd row centred between the ones in front so it looks offset.   If you're a keener, Before staining the shingles, you can trim the corners of the wide end so they look a little more rounded.
I'm doing this next summer to my garden!

Good luck!
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