Having supplied this customer with EverEdge Steel landsape edging, she was kind enough to write a case study for us.
We supplied this customer with EverEdge Steel landscape edging to edge the beds of a hugely impressive herb garden. Out customer was kind enough to write the below post for us which can also be found on her excellent blog site at https://www.oxoniangardener.co.uk/
Having mastered the cumbersome process of edging extensive lawns by re-aligning them with boards and half moon cutters, we were determined to edge pretty much every edge our lawns offered in this garden. Furthermore, knowing the joy of a crisp edge, we incorporated steel edging in the design of our herb garden, which is dominated by a number of interlocking paths and geometric beds.
We’ve had Ever Edge in mind pretty much from the start. We did investigate a range of alternatives, including made to measure edging by a blacksmith, but we opted for Ever Edge. Why try to reinvent the wheel, when there is good product available that is made and designed for this specific purpose? Also, and this was crucial, we could lay the edging ourselves. The sheer quantity of metal edging required was an investment to say the least, so sparing us the added labour costs of instalment was important. Admittedly too, we wanted to do it ourselves, especially as it was so key to our design. Hence, we needed a DIY option. Hello Mr EverEdge…
We opted for both ProEdge as well as the Classic edging, both in CorTen, for all the varying parts of the garden. The herb garden, where edges are deeper and more prominent would be adorned in ProEdge. For the lawns we went with Classic. We chose CorTen because we favoured that rusty metal look.
The EverEdge Classic bends pretty much as stated on the tin. Straight forward, bends nicely and fortuitously also comes in various rings which we used around the trees in the orchard. I would say that our soil needed a good ‘clean’ before installing, as ours was unfortunately teaming with large rocks which need removing to ensure a level fit.
Bending the ProEdge was more of a challenge. Thicker, heavier, and longer spikes gave it the strength we needed for the edging, but does make it more difficult to bend. The design for the herb garden, also required the crispest of bends to fit the multitude of strong geometric shaped beds, which admittedly elevated the difficulty. However with the use of our trusty work bench to clamp the edging, we work swiftly to the result we have today. Simon Arrowsmith at Ever Edge HQ was always there when we needed help or deliveries of supplies, so works could go on unabated.
We are delighted with the result and are already reaping the rewards. A swift snip of the edging shears is all that is needed on the lawns, and in the herb garden, our job is done with just a quick rake of the gravel paths to keep edges looking sharp. The novelty of such a gardening luxury, we will never take for granted.