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Garden edging can help to retain different surfaces and define various garden spaces. However, not all types of edging are suitable for every scenario.
This is particularly the case if you have a challenging soil type such as clay. During winter clay can soak up water like a sponge rapidly expanding and becoming sticky.
In summer it can dry out and shrink causing it to bake hard. Such seasonal variation can be detrimental to edging on clay soil.
The best edging for clay soil should be robust and based upon a reasonable depth of compactable hardcore. This is so it is not affected by seasonal variations and ground movement.
Bricks are an extremely durable form of garden edging which can be used to edge multiple garden features.
These clay blocks can make perfect mow strips and retaining edging for various aggregates.
Bricks can be completely immune to volatile movements within clay soil if laid correctly. Bricks will need to be laid on a strong mortar mix on top of a well compacted sub-base.
Path edging kerbs
Path edging kerbs come in a wide variety of colours and styles. However, all of these edgings fundamentally do the same thing, create strong and linear retaining edging.
Path edging curbs are perfect if you want a modern and straight, retaining edging, upon clay soil.
Kerb edging blocks
If you require a robust edging with some retaining strength, kerb edging blocks are a great solution. These kerb stones are typically installed with block paving as an edging to steps and raised borders.
When based upon a concrete base they can provide a very hard wearing edging feature. This makes them perfect for level changes and retaining edgings upon clay soil.
Block paving is a manufactured, concrete, block typically used to surface driveways. These blocks come in a wide variety of sizes colours and styles.
This makes them very versatile when creating garden edging for any style. When laid upon a strong mortar and compacted sub-base they make a sturdy edging upon clay soil.
Flexible metal edging
If you require modern looking edging then flexible, metal, edging is becoming very popular. This strong and flexible edging is perfect for edging lawns, pathways and flower borders.
Its deep, anchor, prongs and robust steel construction makes it perfect for seasonal variations within clay soil. One of the best metal, edging, products on the market is the Core edge range.
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