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As stated, we have railway sleepers all round our lawn which has big curves.   Then I nicked some grass to make a bigger bed and the new edge is slowly being edged with pavers as and when I have time.  It means I can trundle round with the lawn mower and not worry about damaging the grass edge or running over plants in borders.

Bluebaron

Yes Sorry missed that thanks,

That Everedge does look good but as stated very pricey, anyone know a cheap supply?

 

There is a plastic version similar to that shown in the photo.  It's much cheaper and has the potential advantage that it won't bend mower blades

Worry with plastic it may be brittle or fade! Correct me if I'm wrong!!! 

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Keyser Soze

I got some galvanised lawn edging from e-bay at a fraction of the price.

Gardman do it but there is a no-name version which retails for around £10 for

5m x 160mm (16' 3" x 6.5") which includes delivery.

I got some last year and plan to make a start with it soon. It says it's rot proof and maintenance free but I was thinking of spraying it with hammerite.

I made a concrete edge around my lawns.  It looks discreet, prevents grass creeping into the borders and .....unless I alter the lawn edge shape...is permanent.  It is wide enough to stand on but only about 4" wide. 

Plastic edges are useless. ,metal edges are too thin.  

* Red Dahlia * wrote (see)

Worry with plastic it may be brittle or fade! Correct me if I'm wrong!!! 

It may do over time but I've had some edging my front garden for a few years and it's OK still at present.

Bluebaron
The plastic smartedge looks good and is well priced but I'm wondering how long it will last.

All the reviews I see are good has anyone had any experience with this product?
LeadFarmer

Well I've taken the plunge and ordered 10m of Everedge galvanised edging and one of their 900mm rings (to go around trees). I'll take some photos during installation and post them here.

I'm also interested to hear experiences with Smartedge.  I have approximately 50 metres to edge.

This is a top class product It far outlasts almost all other edging .  You get what you pay for and this is the bees knees.  Plastic goes hard and spits /splinters and as for log edging seven year before it rots some hope.  I have only had one other product this comes anywhere tnear everedge and they were genuine victorian edging tiles however they are pricey and get chipped.

I had previously suggest the plastic edging from B&Q.  Both my local places have stopped stocking it

hogweed

I have Smartedge in my garden. It has been down for about 3 years now. Isn't brittle, hasn't faded. Only problem is if you want to alter a border but the same problem with any semi permanent edging. It has certainly saved me having to recut the edges every year.

Its the old adage, "you get what you pay for" with Everedge. 

I have fitted many installations with this product and if you follow the instructions, it is a very easy and versatile system as well as long lasting. The edging can be ordered in quite few different sizes. Ground prep and measurements accurate, a well laid system will last for years.

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I've used everedge over the last 2 yes and have now very tidy edges around 5 borders. I've also fitted 6 tree rings around our fruit trees.

The product is so easy to install and when the lawn is mowed and the edges clipped makes the garden look absolutely gorgeous.

It doesn't damage mover blades, doesn't rust or discolour.

I have installed it in batches as it is quite expensive (around ??7 metre) but is a first class product.

Ive still got more borders to edge so am about to order another 4 packs.

One of my clients has this in his garden and I think it really helps to define the borders! I had to alter it a little bit, as i was extending a pathway and it was fairly easy to use. 

I installed some at the side, easy to do, looks good, but not cheap. The mower does not touch it as it is flush with the base of the grass.  I can get 12.5m of 4" high treated wood from Wickes which would also edge the lawn, and wood looks nice. For the moment I am leaving most lawn edges bare, and seeing what happens. 

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