DIY Garden Edging comes in many forms, some easier to do than others.

We have listed most of the currently available DIY garden edging and commercial products so you to compare each against our concrete kerbing.

Trench
Dig a small trench in front of your garden bed, and keep it weed free each week (Weed Poison should be used sparingly). This is the cheapest of all the different types of DIY flower garden borders available. Trenches are  labour intensive, you will need to remove leaves and mulch that falls into them each month and re-dig as needed to keep it looking pristine.

trench as a garden border

 

Treated Pine Edging
Simple quick and easy and will last for a few years before they needing replacing, you will need to cut quite a few half deep saw cuts to get it to bend around corners successfully. You will also need to have timber pegs hammered into the ground along its length so you can screw the treated pine to it. This is a rather simple DIY project to undertake.

Treated Pine used as Edging along a path

 

Railway Sleepers
Robust and will last for many years, It's rather difficult to do rounded corners with railway sleepers, you will have to measure and bevel your lengths to do it successfully. Unfortunately you will have great difficulty in finding any genuine railway sleepers these days, as most have now been replaced with concrete railway sleepers.

railway sleeper used as garden edging

 

Jarrah Edging
Simple quick and easy and will last for a few years before needing replacing, it's not the easiest of materials to get to do curves with. You will need to cut multiple slots in it for it to bend and if you apply too much pressure it will break. Pegs are also needed either timber or folded steel will do to maintain its shape. Another fairly easy DIY edging project that you can do with minimum tools.

jarrah edging along a path and flower bed

 

Poly Garden Edging
Rather Ugly and very hard to maintain a straight line or consistent curve, and heaven forbid if your mower comes in contact with it. Having said that it is a great way to sort out a garden shape, one which you can easily modify if you not happy with the result. A pair of heavy duty scissors and a few plastic pegs and a hammer is all you need to do it yourself.

poly plastic edging as a garden border

 

Steel Edging
It will slowly rust away, but it dos have a nice appearance, and you can create consistent curves and straight lines if handled properly.

steel strips used as garden edging

 

Aluminum Edging
Available in prefabricated lengths, and you will need to spend quite a bit of time getting your garden levels correct before using the aluminum lengths, otherwise this form of edging wail not look very good in your garden.

aluminium garden edging in lengths

Brick Edging
Can be very attractive if done properly, rather time-consuming to get the levels and spacing correct. I would think this is left to the professional if you are not familiar with brick laying.

brick lawn border

NOTE: Some TAFE Colleges have short courses available for you to learn how to lay bricks properly, this skill could also be used to build your own BBQ in your back yard or a handy retaining wall.

brick flower bed border

 

Pre-cast Concrete sections

You must have your garden levels spot on otherwise you will be very disappointed with the results.

pre-cast concrete curvedpre-cast concrete straight

Concrete Box Form
You will need to dig a trench and space your form evenly and then mix, pour, and trowel the top, you can add colour to give a nicer finish, but if you're not familiar with using concrete I would suggest you don't try this and leave it to the professionals.