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What makes a beautiful landscape? Is there a method behind the art? There certainly is; an attractive landscape is one that is broken down into defined spaces. Our eyes like to see differences and divisions, rather than one large expanse of the same thing.
Paving stones are a great way to create that definition and division in your landscape. You can use border paving stones—landscape edging, edging stones, or any similar name you like!
Reasons to use border paving stones
Why should you use paving stones to create borders and definition in your landscape?
Border paving stones help form and create the shapes of your yard or landscape. They can be a beautiful addition to the aesthetic of your yard and enhance your curb appeal.
Border paving stones are also very practical. They create movement and definition, making it much easier for you to maintain the different areas of your landscape. The way border stones enclose the varying sections makes it less likely that your mulch and soil will escape in the event of extra rain or water runoff.
Five ways to use border paving stones
How can you implement border paving stones in your yard? Here are some ideas.
1. Divide your lawn and garden
Border paving stones will create a clean line between your lawn and garden. The stones will keep the different types of landscape in their respective areas and make a distinction between them.
2. Create a mowing strip
Another way you can use border paving stones in your landscape is to make a mowing strip. A mowing strip of paving stones creates a firm base that is suitable for the wheels of a lawn mower. Mowing your lawn is easier when you have a mowing strip.
3. Keep mulch, rock, or dirt in place
As mentioned before, another way you can use border paving stones is to keep landscaping materials in place. The stones will maintain clearly defined walkways of mulch, rock, or dirt, while ensuring they will not get washed or blown away. In this scenario, however, you should use a paving stone that extends at least two inches above the ground.
4. Upgrade your driveways or walkways
Paver border stones are a wonderful addition to the appearance of your landscape. If you want to upgrade your landscape, you can install the border stones on the edges of your driveway or walkway to add a decorative touch.
5. Decorate a specific area of your yard
Border paving stones can be used simply for decorative purposes and nothing else. If a section of your landscaping needs an appealing touch, border stones are a perfect way to achieve eye appeal.
Plan your next border paving stone project
Are you ready to get started laying border stones in your yard? Download our free Project Planning Guide so we can walk you through the process of planning your paver borders.