Are you wondering which types of edging (or borders) may be used in your artificial grass installation?
If you’ve been doing your research, you may already know that edging is always needed for an artificial grass installation. Perhaps you may already have a wall, building, pathway, kerb or patio area your artificial grass can be fitted tightly against.
Alternatively, you may need to install a border. In fact, you may need a border for various reasons (such as if your garden is on a slope, or you want to install a putting green).
As an artificial grass specialist, I’m going to discuss the four main types of borders below, and which scenarios they’re best used for.
1. Timber borders
Best used for: A timber border is definitely the most common artificial grass border. It’s the cheapest option, and can be used for all types of installations. When installing, it’s typically staked into the ground with timber stakes, before edging is fixed to the stakes.
Price: £5 per linear metre
Best used for: Again, aluminium can be used for all installations, bar slopes if you’re looking to nail the artificial grass to your edging. So, if you’re worried about pets pulling your grass up, theft or high winds, my advice would be to go for timber or sleepers instead.
For installation purposes, this type of edging comes with aluminium stakes that get slotted through the edging.
Price: £15 per linear metre
Best used for: Building levels of your garden up, or on slopes. Essentially, you’d use sleepers on any area where depth is required. The installation is very similar to timber borders, described above.
Price: £17 per linear metre
4. Brick/concrete kerbs
Best used for: Brick or concrete kerbs are another versatile option that can be used for any installation. They’re also good for building up levels of your garden, too. For installation, these are bedded in mortar.
Price: £10 – £30 per linear metre (depending on the kerb and design you require)
Advice from an artificial grass specialist
Unsure of the type of edging you need for your artificial grass? The best advice I can give you is to seek out an artificial grass specialist. They should be able to talk you through your options, and answer any questions you might have. As well as showing you previous examples of their work in similar scenarios.
As an example, we used a concrete kerb edging for a customer who wanted an edging that was solid and would never need replaced. At the other side was decking, so the grass would stay securely in place. The result left them with a great finish.
Another option for edging is to sink it into the ground, and then nail down the grass on top of it. Once the grass is nailed down, then soil can be put in to create decorative flower beds.
Thanks for reading. I hope this blog has helped give you a better idea of the main types of edging used in an artificial grass installation. An artificial grass specialist should be able to help talk you through your options and help you choose the right one for you.
Do you have any questions about edging when installing artificial grass? Just drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!