The edges of the landscape are part of the landscape design. The edge of the landscape increases the perception of the landscape that has been created. Common landscape designs are landscape edges for car park edges, mower edges, and playground edges. These are generally made to give a definite shape to man-made landscape constructions.

The bold colors draw attention to the edges of the landscape, while the comforting color option is pleasing to the eye instead of being a focal point. Be careful when choosing the correct landscape edging colors. The texture of the edges also receives special attention. Coarse, medium, or fine could be used to describe the texture, but could also be smooth, rough, shiny, or dull.

Landscape edges such as metal edges, plastic edges, bricks, pavers, rail ties, wood, and lumber are the materials generally used for landscape edges. A seamless, custom-fit concrete border for landscaping, trees, and flower beds contours the landscape and makes it eye-catching. But before installing the material one must take into account some things like flexibility, longevity, quicker and easier installation. Concrete lasts longer than metal, wood, and plastic and also allows curves and contours to meet the demands of modern landscaping designs.

The edges of the landscape give a definitive coating to the landscape design. Since the line is related to the eye, movement or flow, the concept and creation of the line depend on the purpose of the design and the existing patterns. In the general landscape, the line is inferred by the arrangement of the beds and the way these beds fit or flow together around the edges of the landscape. These lines are smooth, elegant or soft and create a relaxing, progressive, moving and natural feeling. The shape of the landscape is also defined by the edges of the landscape. Because the shape is discussed in terms of individual plant growth habits or planting arrangement in a landscape, the edges of the landscape organize the plants in the landscape. The scale or size of the landscape edge relative to the environment refers to defined measurements.

The edge of the landscape also involves visual observation of a landscape at the vanishing point between radial or approaching lines. The edges of the landscape could also be used to direct traffic in a garden area. Orienting a vision toward commercial, aesthetic, or cultural value can attract the attention of the unconscious without conscious effort.

The aesthetic value of the landscape edges is also very high. The quality of the material can be anything, but if the relationship with the theme of the landscape is maintained, an artistic appeal is formed. Materials can be based on roads, plants, or other things that border. For example, the clay edges can be perfect with the brick path and the wooden edges can go with the bodies of water.

Landscape edges add the finishing touch to landscape design. Define the main bodies that make a landscape. Before designing the landscape, the edge should also be planned. It is also one of the important elements of art in landscape design.

Author's Bio: 

The landscape architect has a good education in all practical considerations: adequate construction codes and techniques, legality, etc.