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Think of edging as a functional finishing touch that you use for your yard: it not only provides a visual separation between lawn and cultivated areas, but it also provides a barrier to prevent crabgrass and other weeds from invading your flower gardens. There is no shame in going with traditional edging ideas to enhance your home’s curb appeal, but edging can also be creative. Let your imagination fly and use unexpected materials to create a unique or whimsical visual statement to draw attention to flower beds and other featured areas.

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1. Choose lawn edging materials that work for you and your yard

Before choosing what type of edging you want, figure out how much you wish to spend on materials. Natural materials like stone and wood carry a bigger price tag compared to other options. Local DIY home centers or hardware stores offer ready-to-go metal, plastic, concrete, or brick edging options. If this is a solo venture, remember that some options, like rocks or concrete blocks, are heavy and not easy to work with if you don’t have an extra set of hands to help with the lifting and arranging. As an alternative, use plants such as herbs, alyssum, moss phlox, or fountain grass as edging options.

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