Anyone who has labored over installing landscape edging on their property or for commercial landscaping purposes understands the frustration that can come from using inferior materials. Not only will you put in the time, money and effort to create a beautiful edging for the landscaped property, but chances are high that you will very likely need to pull out your work at a near future date only to have to do it all over again. Plastic edging, wooden edging and other commonly used materials will only look good and perform as expected for a few seasons, requiring replacement when they become damaged by New England winters, hot summer sun and the natural rotting and decay that can befall them over time.
The Metal Lawn Edging Difference
Steel landscape edging can change all of that. Working with a top quality suppler like Mid City Steel can provide you with long-lasting, dependable and hard-working landscape edging for many years to come. Landscape steel edging is designed to enhance the look and feel of your landscaping project. It is also inherently designed to outlast any other type of popular landscape edging material available.
You can use it as a divider for flower beds, to separate lawns from bed areas or to create a clean edge between landscaping and hardscaping areas. Metal lawn edging can make a huge difference in the way that your finished landscape project looks and performs. In commercial situations, landscape steel edging can also be used in conjunction with stone to create pathways or it can even be installed as a maintenance edging around a building perimeter to create a flawless and professional-looking appearance.
Installing Steel Landscape Edging
At first glance, metal lawn edging might seem like a difficult material to work with, however it is quite flexible and can be installed anywhere that other types of edging would be installed. Used for both residential and commercial landscaping, steel landscape edging is often implemented by landscape architects and designers to create linear or curved edging according to the needs or the desired outcome of their clients. Metal lawn edging from Mid City Steel can be easily installed for great looking results that will perform for many years to come.
Choosing a quality steel landscape edging can make all the difference. While there are very likely more lower cost and affordable options at your local home improvement or hardware store, the quality of the materials will not be as great as what you will find at Mid City Steel. Our entire business is steel, so we know quality when we see it. You want a quality landscape edging that will frame your landscape project that will give you a long-lasting return on your investment. For more details on the performance of our steel landscape edging products, sizes, and colors, please contact us.
How Landscape Steel Edging Measures Up to Other Materials
There are many choices available when it comes to picking edging for your residential or commercial landscaping. It is important to weigh all of your options to find the best solution that fits your budget and design needs. Landscapers can be very creative with edging materials, often using a wide variety of options to create patterns that are both decorative and functional. Tiles, stones, glass – the sky is really the limit for the choices that can be used to create landscape edging in New England.
However, when it comes to picking materials, it is important to consider things like durability and structure, definition and maintenance for the areas where it will be used. Some materials allow weeds, grass and other growth to penetrate the edging, requiring additional maintenance and work throughout the lifetime of the edging. If your goal is to lower maintenance, reduce weeding and make it easier for year-round upkeep, it is important to keep that in consideration when choosing a landscaping material.
- Wooden edging will rot over time and it is very difficult to use unless you want to create simple, straight lines. It is not easy to bend and, if it is, it is often very thin and even more susceptible to decomposition, especially in the harsh weather conditions of the northeastern states. It is one of the most affordable options for edging.
- Plastic edging is a popular alternative to wooden edging materials. While it does not rot it can still degrade and break down over time, especially after the freezing cold of winter and the hot sun of summer. It is easier to curve than wooden landscape edging, but will need to be replaced frequently to retain its look and design appeal.
- Black plastic edging is made of a softer material than typical plastic edging. It is cheap and is used nationwide to create a clean-looking edge for grass, flowers, stone or even around trees. One of the biggest disadvantages to this material is that it will lift up out of the ground following a freeze-thaw cycle and will also break down over time like other types of plastic edging.
- Concrete edging is known throughout the industry as “curbing” and is used throughout the country. It creates a very well defined landscaping edge that will outlast just about any other material. However, it is very permanent and requires a lot of cost and effort to remove it when the property owner decides to make a change. It is also very expensive to install initially and requires professional installation for best results.
- Steel landscape edging was the first-ever metal lawn edging every introduced. It is very heavy duty, long-lasting and structurally strong, providing great-looking performance and quality. It is more expensive than plastic or wooden edging, but it provides more value for the investment. It can be used to create linear and curved landscape edging and is perfect for northeastern weather conditions, standing up to snow, sleet, ice, rain, mud and sunshine for great year-round performance.
Call or Visit Mid City Steel for Metal Lawn Edging
If you are interested in learning more about our full line of metal lawn strips and steel landscape edging at Mid City Steel, just stop by one of our convenient locations in Bozrah, CT or Westport, MA. Our team will be happy to speak with you about the advantages of choosing this material for your landscape edging in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut region.