New garden edge is great value - Sep 09, 2008

An exciting new garden edging product has been released that will make do it yourself landscaping so much easier and cheaper. Its called Linkedge and it is an aluminium strip that can be bent to create beautiful curved gardens within minutes. It comes in 3 metre lengths that will easily fit on your roof racks so you will save on delivery costs too. The lengths can be joined together easily with the clips provided and stakes are available to support the edge so it doesn't fall over.It comes in 75mm or 100mm depths but I prefer the 75mm and its cheaper.This product is so much better than those flimsy plastic strip systems and it will out live treated pine edging.

If you have just built a new house you can set up your new Linkedge garden edging on top of the soil. On the inside fill up the garden with garden mix and you are ready to plant. On the outside simply spread topsoil and then turf up to the top of the edging. Because the edging is now buried in the ground it will prevent the grass runners from getting into the garden.

The beauty of this edging is that you don't see it so the plants and mulch become the real stars of the garden.

Linkedge costs about $15 per metre so its half the price of concrete edging and you can have fun installing it yourself. Its available at your local garden centre now.

Tim Pickles is a horticulturist and director of Tim's Garden Centre 2 Queen St Campbelltown 46267022.