🌿 5 Easy Edging Ideas to Keep Mulch in Place 🌿

🌿 5 Easy Edging Ideas to Keep Mulch in Place 🌿

Are you struggling to keep your mulch in place in your garden beds? Are you wondering what you could use to help contain and keep it in place that would be easy and fast? Watch this video to see us go over 5 easy edging ideas to keep your mulch in place that you can install fast.

1:21 – Paver, Concrete edging
2:27 – Plastic Black (in rolls and stakes) edging
4:35 – Natural Trench edging
6:44 – Wood edging
9:06 – Hard Plastic (insections) edging

See each of these 5 easy edging ideas to know which could work really well for you and hear why each is easy and their pros and cons.

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Links below for 3 of these 5 edging material ideas (because one of them you don’t need anything but a shovel) and some useful tools:
– Black Plastic Roll with stakes: https://amzn.to/2XM8qip
– Treated Cedar 2×4’s: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Construction-Select-2-in-x-4-in-x-8-ft-2-Ground-Contact-Hem-Fir-Pressure-Treated-Lumber-549000102040800/206931753
– Green Flat (ridged) Edging Sheets: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vigoro-4-ft-No-Digging-Flexible-Lawn-and-Garden-Plastic-Edging-8748V/203894596
– Round Shovel: https://amzn.to/2MiBGrC
– Flat Shovel: https://amzn.to/2TZ9sXn
– Rubber Mallet: https://amzn.to/2Mi76hS

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36 Comments

  1. Amit Sharma on September 27, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Nicely done

  2. Jenny Sanfilippo on September 27, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you. You gave me an idea, two White Birch Tree’s fell down last year. I think I’ll put them beside my mulch to hold it in place in my flower garden. Nice video, & helpful. This is my first viewing of you.

  3. Kristy Whited on September 27, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you! I have option #2 rolled plastic edging installed and it’s working great. It’s the higher quality more durable stuff (better than you can buy at home improvement centers) that my landscaper provided. I’ve seen many landscaper videos where they claim that option looks cheap and ugly. I don’t agree with that, but I do agree it’s not the prettiest option. I just wish it came in a brown color option. Black is such an unnatural color and looks terrible (unless you have black mulch.) They should offer in both black and brown.

  4. Ted Nguyen on September 27, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    You guys have a huge yard to play with! Good info.

  5. Carl on September 27, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    After using several of these ideas over the years, I found that option #3 (good old shovel edging) is the best for me long term due to I add a layer of 3 inches of mulch every year to our borders and as it decomposses it turns into soil then I find myself using a shovel to dig some out anyway so that it stays lower than the plastic or concrete edging. Not only that but it works better for heavy rains IMO. One draw back is you’ll possibly need to do it yearly as grass tends to try to grow in the mulch but you can keep it under control by using the weed wacker angled vertically around the edges so it cuts the roots off.

  6. vel527 on September 27, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you for this vid & the time stamps in description

  7. DoubleComplex on September 27, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Great insights! Loved the video and the comments below. Wishing I had watched some videos first, but just did some erosion prevention edging where my lawn meets the driveway and had been having a lot of soil runoff. Luckily it seems to have gone well, but am about to install edging on a friend’s yard that these tips will help with. Thanks, SpokenGarden!

  8. N Mooney on September 27, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve liked plastic edging in the past. However, my flower garden is down hill from my neighbors yard. The plants don’t do well because the ground is so wet. I’m wondering if the plastic edging is contributing to the soil being wet. I’ve amended the soil with leaf gro and purchased top soil but it is still to wet for things to thrive.

  9. Eli Bennett on September 27, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    I feel like this video misses the point. Edging is less about keeping the mulch out, and more about keeping the grass from growing into the bed. For instance, on a natural edge, if you pile the mulch back into the groove, you lose point of the structure by providing a medium for the grass to root into, rather than being controlled by the sun and air. For wood, you will be rather disappointed if you use a 2×4, especially if you are only digging down a half or two thirds of the way, as the grass will invade underneath. For rolled plastic, join two portions with at least a foot of overlap and install two spikes, which should be going horizontally into the grass (like the rest should be.

    Great production and energy, but I wish the content were more on point.

  10. A Life in Season on September 27, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I’m gonna go with the concrete edge I think. Thanks!

  11. tazmankb26 on September 27, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Great info and well done video. Should consider Corten steel edging as an option. The patina look is amazing.

  12. hellodahlink on September 27, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    How does using wood hold up? I have a wood privacy fence and need an edging inside the perimeter of the fence (about 200ft), with probably stone between the fence and edging. Sounds like plastic roll would probably be the easiest solution, however I’m not a huge fan.

  13. Broncort1 on September 27, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    My zoysia grass requires some sort of deep edge between the grass and flower beds.

  14. Parrott Sutton on September 27, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Very good information. I was so naive. I thought the mulch would stay in place.

  15. samuraioodon on September 27, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Hello how about keeping mulch from running off into the sidewalk? I’m trying to establish a clover lawn but the t storms in Texas are washing it all down the slope… I’m trying to avoid plastic or metal edging though. Any suggestions? Thank you

  16. Big Woody on September 27, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t see a bell next to subscribe,anyway I’ve cached your chanel to favorites. I liked the video on deadheading daisy’s – we just had a frost but I have them bathing in sun now and am trimming them up.THANX, for the insight

  17. Tas Singh on September 27, 2022 at 7:32 pm

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  18. Cameron Banks on September 27, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    You guys are so great. Glad I found your channel.

  19. Peter L. on September 27, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    What does Sean have against beechwood or driftwood?! Why?! Be nice Sean. J/k. That was an odd interaction in the video, though. 😜

  20. Lance McGrew on September 27, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Natural edge looks great when it is first done but looses its definition after a few months. Requires reshaping at least once or twice every year.

  21. Angel Bowman on September 27, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    This vid made me think; just keep your non-mulch area (grass/patio etc) higher than your mulch area along the entire edge. I have got a plastic edge and I have used it twice in different ways, now the plants beside it have grown up I don’t need it there any more and can re-use it again for another area. I wouldn’t use elevated wood in an area that I might trip over it. I think elevated edging tends to work on areas that one wouldn’t normally cross over. The flat cobblestones seemed to let mulch escape over to the grassed area. Choice of mulch- some mulches can blow about- bark chips, but heavier objects are going to be safer, I am starting to use ‘chicken chips’ which is hard wood cut into nuggets/chips and are quite chunky and smells of citrus. Apparently this product is more hygenic as it prevents mould growing on it. I used to have large chickens who delight in ruining mulched areas but have replaced them with pekin bantams which are far more gentle. Thank you for the video.

  22. Deb Morley on September 27, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Loved the straightforward delivery of information πŸ‘πŸΌ thank you

  23. LINA ANDRADE on September 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    I have a lawn that lines asphalt curbing and the grass always dry out in that area in the summer: do you think the last barrier you showed would help keep the grass from drying out?

  24. Yang Samsara on September 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for your video! This is exactly what I need to learn now.

  25. Mach 2280 on September 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for the ideas

  26. Susan Metz on September 27, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you for the time stamps. Good information.

  27. J A D on September 27, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Wonderfully informative video you guys.

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  30. Implacable17 on September 27, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Bless everyone that takes their time and shows us great ideas. I personally like the plastic roll. Awesome video

  31. Mavis Jones on September 27, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I already use the plastic roll with the stakes. You can use pavers with it. For me, it makes it easier to lay brick pavers along the edge of your bed.

  32. Ahna Ahna on September 27, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Very helpful! Thks

  33. Ann Merseal on September 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    TYFS

  34. hailey Heath on September 27, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    This was a good one thank you

  35. Angie on September 27, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I’m with stones. Thank youπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  36. Lady Skywalker on September 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Do you have a link for the concrete edging that you mentioned first?

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