If you're thinking of investing in artificial grass, one of the most important considerations to make is which edging system to choose. Artificial grass can be secured in many ways dependent on your space, and there are various advantages to each method. To make things a little easier, we're going to look at the different types of edgings to help you decide which is best for you and your garden.
Sleepers provide an effective edge to your artificial grass. They are fixed into the ground and provide an anchoring point for the perimeter of your new lawn. This type of edging has various advantages. For example, they are ideal if you want to create raised flower beds as they can be stacked to create a range of heights. If you’re an avid gardener, this could be a great option for you.
Another effective option for artificial grass edging is paving stones. Block or brick paving provides a neat and timeless aesthetic to your space, and the edges of the paving can be used to retain the sub-base material of your lawn. Whilst you cannot secure the edge of your artificial grass directly to the block paving, it is possible to fix it using galvanised U-pins or artificial grass adhesive glue.
The VertEdge System
If you're looking for a particularly durable and strong perimeter edge, look no further than our VertEdge system. This offers a fantastic alternative to traditional edgings, providing an enhanced natural finish. This system is used to fully adhere the perimeter finish of artificial grass, using no fixing nails, screws or pegs, and is a particularly attractive option for those wanting a pristine finish with no listing or receding perimeters.
If your new artificial lawn is going to be placed directly next to your garden fence, you might want to consider using concrete gravel boards as an edging system. As with block paving, you can secure your lawn to the concrete edge using the VertEdge system.. A potential downside of this system is that it makes replacing your fence a more laborious task. However, if you have a brand-new fence, or you aren’t looking to replace it anytime soon, this edging system is a perfectly durable system to keep your perimeter secured.
Deciding on the best edging system for your artificial grass isn’t always simple. You need to consider the area of your space, and how you want your new lawn to blend in with other garden features such as a patio or fencing. From this handy guide, you should have a better understanding of the different types of edging, and which system might be best for you. Good luck!