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Modern and contemporary garden styles are very much in fashion today. Our love of minimalist spaces and clean finishes provide us a perception of order and cleanliness.
Such gardens have a need for bright contrasts and neutral colours. Today, the modern gardens of suburbia have a preference for whites, blacks and particularly grey colours.
This has led to a growing popularity of granite, slate and porcelain surfaces. When it comes to garden edgings there is no exception! There has been a significant rise in the popularity of modern looking stainless steel and granite aggregate edgings.
Here I will list and describe the best, modern, grey, garden edgings on the market. If you are planning a modern garden, see what contemporary garden edgings you prefer below.
Path edging kerbs
Path edging kerbs are an extremely widespread and common building material.
These edging kerbs have a long and thin profile and ideal for edging paths, lawns and flower borders. Path edgings are typically 900mm x 150mm x 50mm.
This makes them a perfect separator between varying surfaces or as slightly raised kerbs. Made completely of concrete these edgings have an extremely clean and modern finish.
Grey composite decking
Normally used for surfacing decks, composite decking can be an effective edging material. This is especially so if you require a thin and grey garden edging.
There are many different types of grey composite deck boards on the market today. It may be worth speaking with specific suppliers to see if their product is suitable.
Some composite deck boards are also flexible making them perfect for curves. Generally composite decking is extremely durable, UV resistant and weatherproof.
Granite aggregate block paving
Granite aggregate block paving is a fantastic contemporary and grey edging material. Specific products such as the Drivesett Argent are a great example of this block paving.
These blocks can be bedded down on mortar as an edging to lawns and other landscape surfaces. The blocks can also be set on edge to create a shallow retaining edge.
The Granite effect to the wearing surface creates the perfect, contemporary, visual texture.
Stack cladding is a random cladding system which stacks roughly textured layers of stone.
The stacks of narrow rectangles form exciting shapes and textures laced with hairline shadows. Stack cladding is not characterised as garden edging but it can be used to clad other materials.
Therefore, such a product can be used to clad concrete blocks or brickwork laid as edging.
One of the most versatile ways of creating contemporary raised garden edging is with concrete blocks.
Concrete blocks laid to any shape or form and then rendered for a smooth finish. This can then be capped with cut natural stone or other modern edgings.
Rendered concrete blocks can then be painted any colour you wish including shades of grey. Remember that all block work like brickwork must be laid on a robust, concrete, foundation.
Granite setts have a remarkable ability to work in any garden scheme or style. These cubes of stone have been utilised for a whole range of building projects for centuries.
Even so, granite setts can still look strikingly contemporary in modern gardens. These grey edging stones are extremely effective bordering patios, pathways, lawns and flower borders.
There are now a whole range of newly quarried granite sets on the market. These can range in colour from pale grey to charcoal, they also come in rough and smooth finishes.
Flexible metal edging
A new and rising star in the landscape edging sector is flexible metal edging. This modern looking edging consists of a thin and flexible sheet of steel with anchor prongs.
It is the perfect way to cleanly edge lawns, flower borders, pathways and aggregates. This contemporary edging is even more useful if you want to retain surfaces within a near invisible edge.
For more robust applications metal edging can be secured with pegs and haunched within concrete.
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