17 Creative Garden Edging Ideas That No One Else Has

Lawn Garden Edging Ideas

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil

Are you looking for creative garden and landscape ideas you can use?

Here are some simple, cheap and beautiful ways you can edge your lawn or garden. Some even use recycled materials.

Go through the designs below to find inspiration.

And, they’ll show you that you don’t always need a fence or your lawn trimmer for edging.

Gabion Edging

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I love this idea because you almost never see it.

Plus, it looks perfect.

Maybe because gabions are higher up. So, they only work on raised gardens or lawns.

Also, they work more like a border or small wall, at least with this size.

In any case, it’s a great design if you can find a way to incorporate it into your lawn or garden.

Wooden Planks

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Here’s a great use of wooden planks.

Instead of just using them as a border, they provide an edging for the taller plants.

This keeps them from falling towards the right side.

And at the same time it provides a better look for the garden.

Red Bricks

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Simple yet beautiful.

The curving red bricks are perfect for dividing the grassy surface with the garden bed.

It provides a clean and defined line that keeps the flowers from mixing with the grass.

This is great because it not only provides a lovely design, it also makes mowing the lawn much easier.

You don’t risk ruining your garden bed just to even out the edges of your lawn.

Horizontal Log Edging

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This is a great way to add a rustic or homey feel to your garden.

Plus, it’s so easy to install. And, cheap too.

You don’t have to cut down any trees. Or use a chainsaw to put this edging together.

Also, installing these half round logs is easy because they come with spikes that go right into the ground.

Wavy Concrete Path

Wavy Concrete Path

Here’s one that’s both functional and beautiful.

The concrete path curves and contours through the garden providing a barrier between the lawn and the flower bed.

The color contrast of the green and red also add a great touch because they are vastly different from the gray concrete surface.

Herbs, Grass or Shrubs

Herbs, Grass or Shrubs

This is something you don’t always see.

But it works.

In this case, herbs are the greens of choice when providing the edging.

But, you can likewise use grass, bushes or shrubs.

Each, of course, will give you a different effect.

It also helps that the surface isn’t also grass. Otherwise everything would just be green.

As such, it’s important to consider color contrast when designing and landscaping your garden.

Top & Bottom Half of Tiles

Top & Bottom Half of Tiles

Here’s one that’s just plain gorgeous.

It’s a little trickier to plan out because you need to test out the tiles before putting them into the ground.

Otherwise, you’ll end up with an inconsistent pattern.

That said, when you’ve got them all in place, the pattern they create is amazing to look at.

Wooden or Metal Stumps

Wooden or Metal Stumps

Here’s one where you make a defined border between the grass and the pebbles.

You can use wood or metal depending on which suits you better.

Once again, the design features a nice color contrast that makes all three sections pop.

Recycled Bottles

Recycled Bottles

If you want to produce the same effect as the previous.

But, don’t want something that’s too uniform, this is a great choice.

The inverted recycled jars and bottles give you all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors.

Plus, you’re using recycled items which is great as well.

Low Metal Fencing

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We’re all used to seeing the large fences around home.

Here’s something for a change.

Mini fences!

You can use a small metal fence to separate the grass from the flowers.

This is a nice way to dividing sections of your garden without putting up anything too large.

Plus you can also use the fence’s design to add visual appeal to your garden.

Sunken Stones

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Here’s something that’s super cool to look at.

Plus, it makes it easy to mow the edges of your lawn as well since the rocks are submerged down the channel.

That said, it’s the rocks facing up that makes this design awesome.

It’s unique and amazing to look at.

Stacked Bricks

Stacked Bricks edging

Stacking bricks or concrete to form a path works really well if you’ve got a long garden.

This lets you grow flowers on both sides while creating an area in the middle for your lawn.

It’s a great way to use the space to maximize your ability to grow all sorts of plants.

Plastic Edging

Plastic Edging

This edging looks similar to the low fence.

But, it’s made of plastic. And, it forms a complete barrier on the lower end of the flower bed.

This is a great way to segregate your garden without blocking your beautiful flowers.

I love that the flowers are come in so many colors too.

The prevent the entire design from looking too green.

Sunken Bottles

Sunken Bottle grass edging

Here’s one that’s amazing to look at.

And, you’ll probably need a few seconds to thing about how they got the bottles in there.

That said, the end effect is well worth the effort.

It reminds me of something I saw a while back with a similar design.

The only difference was, in place of the bottles were flat circular lights.

At night, the lights would change between all white and colored.

Giant Shells

Giant Shells

This is one of the most unique garden edging designs I’ve ever seen.

And that’s what makes this idea so great.

The best part about it is that it works so well with the grass and flowers.

The giant shells not only have varying colors, but also texture, size and shape.

Plus, they’re large enough to catch your attention without overwhelming the entire look.

Hollow Metal Tubes

Hollow Metal Tubes

Using metal tubing works really well for edging flower beds.

I’d have to say that this one’s exceptional.

That’s because each of the tubing are adorn with rocks and small plants as well.

That helps them blend even better with the entire garden.

Stone Edging

Stone Edging

I love stones.

Probably because they come in all shapes and sizes.

Plus, they’ve got character.

That’s something you don’t find in fences, bricks or most other things.

Stacking them over one another forming contours around your home is perfect if you want to grow a bed of flowers or herbs.

It lets you divide to clearly see where the lawn ends and the bed begins.


When you hear the words garden and landscape edging, most people quickly think about trimming the grass to look neat.

But, that’s not the only way to edge your lawn or garden.

The ideas above are just some of the fantastic ways people have creatively edges their garden landscape.

You too can use these designs for yourself or as inspiration.

Which one did you like the most?


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