Landscape edging is a step that is overlooked by many, even disregarded as an afterthought. Little do homeowners know that this step is crucial in tying a landscape design together. It is the pièce de resistance to a landscape project in terms of design and functionality. Not only can landscape edges add an eye-catching element to a space, but they also reduce maintenance by keeping mulch in – and the grass out – of flowerbeds. In fact, adding stone borders around your landscape helps separate the pavers of your patio or driveway from the greenery, creating a well-defined and stunning, standout space that won’t shift from ground movement.
Once its importance is clear, the decision must be made on the material chosen to edge your landscape. Many homeowners’ first pick will be brick or stone. The elegant, timeless look of a natural material is a go-to in landscape design because of its authenticity. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many homeowners gravitate towards natural materials for edging. In fact, we’ve noticed a movement towards natural materials in the industry, over the last couple of years, which isn’t surprising because we agree, nothing beats the aesthetic of bricks and natural stone. However, we also believe that durability is key in landscape design so we’ve prided ourselves on creating the most natural looking, durable and impressive landscape stones on the market. Keep reading to discover how to choose the best garden edging for your landscape project!
This year has been about creating out-of-the-box designs that express our unique style. Everyone wants to be different, and that includes having a backyard that you won’t see anywhere else. In that spirit, homeowners have been mixing and matching colors, patterns, scales, etc., to create standout spaces in their exteriors. Unfortunately, if you choose to opt for a landscape brick or natural stone for edging, they don’t come in an array of colors, textures and scales. It’s a one-size-fits-all situation. In fact, natural materials come in one color, one texture, and for the most part, one scale. Unless you paint it or DIY the stone in a way to make it original, there’s little room for creativity.
Luckily for you, there are natural stone look-alike pavers on the market offered in an array of different colors, textures and scales, that allow you to let your imagination run wild! It’s the best of both worlds. You can edge your landscape with a natural looking paver while adding a bit of your personal style by selecting a unique contrasting color or texture that complements the rest of your landscape.
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Not only can natural stones be limiting in design, they’re also difficult to maintain. Although they won’t fade with time and won’t stain easily, natural materials aren’t strong enough to withstand harsh climates. Furthermore, if you’re using stones for edging a driveway, you risk having them crack, since natural materials are more likely to crack under heavy traffic. That is why concrete stones are a better option for homeowners. With that mind, we at Techo-Bloc have designed natural stone look-alike pavers that offer you the same warmth and traditional look of the real thing, but with more durability and resistance. You can have peace of mind knowing that your investment will keep its form for years to come.
If you love the authenticity of natural materials, allow me to introduce you to Pietra. Almost indistinguishable from real stone, this paver edge will have you convinced that it’s real! Not only does it offer you an authentic aesthetic, but it is available in 5 different colors giving you complete freedom in design. Just like every other paver of ours, it is designed for long-term use. In fact, it is de-icing salt-resistant, can withstand harsh freeze-thaw climates and comes with a transferable lifetime warranty. Going concrete doesn’t mean going fake. It means investing in a product that will stand the test of time. Natural has never aged so well!
The Brandon edge is another great option if you’re going for a natural stone look. It has the textured surface of a real stone with smooth sides, giving it a bit of a modern twist. In fact, we describe the Brandon Edge as being an innovative twist on rustic brick! Offered in 6 alluring colors, the edge will match any exterior. Like our other paving edges, Brandon offers the visual appeal of a natural stone, with more resistance.
Our Röcka paving edge is a favorite among chiseled stone lovers. In fact, our Röcka stone looks like it was hand-carved from an actual stone. Its rugged texture makes it the perfect addition to a traditional or rustic landscape design. Compliment the surrounding natural elements with Röcka, authentic in its design, durable in its material.
It doesn’t get more authentic than wood. However, as many of us know, wood doesn’t hold up well in the outdoors. With that in mind, we’ve created a wood look-alike stone that look and feels just like wood, but is made of concrete. That’s right, our Borealis paving edge is the best choice for capturing the esthetic of wood with the practicality and durability of concrete. Offered in 3 alluring colors, you can personalize this edge to your personal style! Blend your landscape with the surrounding nature with our Borealis paving edge!
Now that we’ve debunked the concrete-looks-fake myth, check out our Landscape Catalog to find the paving edging that will top off your landscape project oh so beautifully. From patios, to driveways and walkways, the edging you choose can make or break a space. When thinking of edges, think: attractive, functional, durable. Sounds borderline perfect!