Metal garden edging is a very good option for creating a border around your plants. The metal will not dent or scratch the garden soil and is very easy to maintain and clean. It’s usually just a case of applying a light coat of vegetable soil and making sure that it completely covers the metal edging. You can also use a mulch to great effect. The mulch creates a nice thick cushioning layer between the soil and the metal, helping to prevent drainage problems.
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Gardeners like metal garden edging because it creates a physical barrier between a flowerbed and the rest of the garden. This physical barrier helps to stop erosion and keep the ground below it relatively dry. This prevents excess moisture from getting transferred to the flowerbed and encourages plant growth by keeping temperatures in check. This type of edging also develops a protective layer of rustic corrosion which helps to protect the metal underneath, ensuring it lasts much longer.
One of the big reasons to use metal garden edging around your plants is that they are extremely durable. They are not easily punctured and can take knocks as little as a stray ball from a golf club, for example. In fact, the best way to destroy metal edging is to drop something heavy on top of it, which could happen if you walk into it when it’s not securely fastened. The heavy impact will soften and break the edging, leaving it extremely susceptible to breaking when it is next walked over. With wooden borders, this is not likely to happen. Landscape steel edging is very hardy and durable and will last for many years.