Posted: 10/09/2016 at 22:12
KT53, you like your plastic or metal edging ....for me it is awful ! Plastic disintegrates; metal is sharp and rusts and never looks right. . Some of your edging "is still solid"?? All mine is "solid" . Yours need replacing. Mine don't. My bespoke concrete edging suits my needs perfectly.
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To be honest I'd prefer not to use edging, but when I did need to use something I could only afford plastic. The one I got I bought from B&Q and it did a perfectly adequate job, that job being to stop the grass running into the borders. I've ripped it out now because I've had the front lawn removed. The plastic edging was still flexible, which I was actually quite surprised by. I haven't reused it as B&Q no longer do the same stuff and I would need a lot more if I was to edge the lawn in the back garden. I can't afford over 200 feet of good quality metal edging so using it in the future is pretty irrelevant. I don't like the look of concrete edging between lawn and border, so really it's down to individual choice.
Most of the metal edging I have seen is designed to be set slightly below the grass level, so if installed properly should barely be visible. I don't like the corrugated plastic, or corrugated metal edging as I don't see how you can possibly get a decent edge to the lawn with either.
I suppose the irony is that the edging against the front borders is now block paving, which like your concrete won't need replacing.