Garden Ideas

Lawn Edging Ideas

lawn border

Our gardens are our sanctuaries – a private spot to relax outside, enjoy the sunshine and entertain family and friends. Like any space in our homes, we want it looking its best.

Lawn edging is a great way to separate grass borders from flower beds and footpaths and maintain some order.

There are plenty of lawn edging ideas to choose from and, depending on the size of your garden, the whole process should only take a weekend to complete.

From rustic wood lawn edging to lawn edging ideas for easy mowing, read on to discover our favourite lawn border ideas to keep grass out and help you create a beautiful garden that’s easy to maintain.



White lawn edging stones

white stone lawn edging

To enjoy a free-flowing lawn border with minimal effort, one of the best ideas for lawn edging is to use bags of white stones. Providing an elegant contrast to your green grass or colourful flower beds, they can be arranged along your lawn’s borders in any design or depth you like.

Line the sides in a thin row or pile them between a more solid wall of lawn edging bricks for a thicker border between your plants and grass – the choice is up to you!

Top tip: Before you get started, read our lawn repair tips for healthy grass.

Log layers

log layer lawn edgingIf you’re looking for a lawn edging idea that will keep your borders neat while also bringing an eco-friendly feel to your outside space, an attractive wood lawn edging could be just the thing.

Log edging is a popular choice when it comes to lawn border edging – from horizontal logs to face-up stacks and bundles of bamboo. You can also stain it to last longer, resulting in a stylish and natural way of adding a border to your garden.

If your grassy area is curved or irregularly shaped, a log roll border also provides a flexible lawn edging that can be fitted snugly to the perimeter of your space.

Rustic rope top lawn edging bricks

If you’re in search of a lawn border edging that’s got a vintage feel to it, terracotta-style rustic rope garden edging is the perfect solution. 

Not only does rope top edging create a contrasting border along your lawn’s edge, but it is also a practical way to stop weeds taking over and will withstand even the harshest of winters. One of our favourite lawn edging ideas for easy mowing, lawn edging bricks keep your grass in line and provide a straight boundary to work within. 

 Top tip: For pristine green grass, read our handy guide to how to level a lawn. 

Decorative wire fence edging

wire fence lawn edging

If you want to add a little classic chic to your lawn borders, look no further than eclectic metal lawn edging. 

Victorian style wired fencing will provide a sophisticated look and feel to your lawn’s edges.  Minimalist and low maintenance as far as lawn edging ideas go, it’s the perfect choice for those wanting to create a protective border that doesn’t block out any light. 

Glass bottle grass borders

glass bottles

Looking for affordable garden lawn edging? Embrace your environmental side by repurposing your empty wine, water or fruit juice glass bottles for a simple and effective lawn border. 

To give yourself enough ground depth, you’ll need to dig a suitable strip alongside your garden’s border and neaten your edges with a grass trimmer. Granted, it may take you a while to collect enough but we promise it’s worth the wait – especially when the sun’s out! 

Top tip: If you’re grass is in need of a little TLC, our guide to how to aerate a lawn will get it looking its best again in no time. 

Living edging

Discover the magic of living edging with a free-flowing border made of bedding plants. A brilliant option if you’re looking for more flexible lawn edging, you can really let your green-fingered imagination run wild. 

Why not mix things up with a blend of evergreen and seasonal planting? That way, you’ve always got a layer of greenery that gets even better in the Summer! 

And those are our lawn edging ideas! If you’re planning a complete outdoor transformation, you’ll find all the inspiration you need in our guide to creating your dream garden. We would love to see what you get up to, so don’t forget to share your new lawn border edging with us on Instagram by tagging us @Homebase_uk.   




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