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Very often today, traditional landscaping is square and boring, However, this doesn’t have to be the case!
There is always a good case for more organic shapes and forms within the garden. Circles are actually the most common shape found in nature; therefore, it is a wonder why there are not more circular features within backyard landscaping.
Consequently, we are going identify the best garden edgings for forming circles. I will only list non plastic and durable options which will last the test of time.
Bricks are a common building material and come in a wide variety of textures, colours and styles.
When bricks are laid on edge they utilise a much narrower face. If this is laid to a long circumference bricks can easily form a circle very effectively. This makes bricks a perfect material for laying circular edging.
However, if you have smaller circles you may wish to cut your bricks narrower or with slight angles. This will enable you to form a circular edging over less distance.
One of our circular edging projects using Ashdown bricks in Aylesbury Bucks
Block paving like bricks come in a wide variety of products and styles. These can easily be laid to curves and circles when installing garden edging.
For tighter circles and curves, blocks can be cut to reach a seamless curve. One of the best ways to lay circles with block paving is utilise the smallest of the three sizes blocks.
These are small enough to angle gradually to form a complete circle, like in our example project below.
An example of our circular block paving edging in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Granite sets are beautiful and robust building materials which have been used for hundreds of years.
These cubes of granite of both extremely weather resistant and durable, perfect for garden edging. As square granite setts are around 100mm square they are perfect for laying circular edging.
The best way to do this is laying to a string line attached to a central point. As you lay make sure you maintain the same distance from the central point.
If you would like a much thinner, circular, edging then timber gravel boards are a good solution. You may need to cut score lines half way through the timber however to get them to bend!
It is also good to know that timber, gravel boards are much more flexible when they are wet. You will need to make sure you have driven anchor pegs in the shape of a perfect circle first.
Boards can then be levered around the posts and screwed into position.
Flexible metal edging
Flexible metal edging is a good option if you want to install contemporary style, circular edging. Just bear in mind however that forming a perfect circle can be tricky.
You may need to create a perfectly circular foundation first and anchor it with concrete.
Alternatively Core-edge now manufactures pre-formed circular edging for around trees and shrubs featured below.
Thank you for reading our article on the best garden edging for circles. If you require a garden edging installer or garden landscaper contact us.
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