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We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, March 10th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.
Landscaping with Border Edging
If, as it has been said, “Home is where the heart is,” then the yard is certainly an extension of us. Using the right planning and adornments, you can turn your backyard into a lush garden sanctuary or a welcome play area. Border fencing and garden edging, with its abundance of styles and materials, not only help you define your space, they also provide endless decorating options. Knowing where to install your edging, how to determine how much edging you need, and even showcasing fencing in surprising ways will help you create the outdoor escape you have always wanted.
As our lawns increasingly become extensions of our living spaces, dividing the area into different sections is a fantastic way for us to use the area to its utmost ability. Border edging or fencing helps you divide the space with ease, while bringing personal style to the setting. It can separate your yard from your landscaping to protect plants from foot traffic, or create a pathway to another part of the lawn. Surrounding a young tree with fencing acts as a border, allowing it to grow a healthy root system undisturbed. The abundance of colors, materials, and designs currently available ensures you will find one that will perfectly match your outdoor aesthetic. Straightforward rectangular mesh, classic picket and arch patterns, faux stone designs, and whimsical curved units with zigzag supports all lend an individualized look to a backyard.
Finding the perfect place for edging might seem a daunting task, but using your existing hardscaping is often a wonderful starting point. Lining a sidewalk, driveway, or flowerbed with decorative fencing allows you to clearly define the areas, and placing it along a mulched section of the yard can separate two different types of ground cover. Adding it here can also help you keep rocks or mulch contained, and may act as a soft guide if you like to border your planting area with a garden hose. An edging/garden hose combination border is not only effective at keeping select areas watered; it can also protect your garden hose from unwanted foot traffic or pets, and can help keep it in place. Fencing with strong right angles is perfect for defining the edge of your yard, or for camouflaging an electric box or air conditioning unit on a few sides. Placing low borders in parallel lines makes a clever foot path for friends and pets, and edging atop a retaining wall offers a finished look.
With the copious options available, you will first want to determine how much border edging you need and what material you want to use. To measure your area, use string or a garden hose and create an outline for the edging. Once you have situated it to your liking, pull the string taut and measure it. Be sure to round up so you purchase enough edging, especially if you are adding curves. Use this figure and divide it by the width of each section of border fence, to best decide how many sections you need. Keep in mind that the dimensions of each item shown are its overall dimensions, including any stakes that sink into the ground and eyehooks for interlocking pieces. Fence sections are most commonly found in steel or metal, with legs that insert easily into soil. Hard plastic, vinyl, and wood fences are also available, as are rolls of bamboo which often rest on the ground. Plastic and rubber edging is also popular, and much of these styles can be hammered or dug into the ground for a striking border.
While edging is a welcome accent in most areas, some places are not ideal showcases for lightweight fending. You should avoid areas where heavy equipment, such as lawn mowers or power trimmers, is used often, as that kind of traffic can damage the fence. Strong right angles can be difficult for maneuvering particular fencing and creating the proper look, and might be hit by a lawnmower. Weedy or bare sections of your yard, or places you tend to repeatedly use a weed control product are also not model locations for garden edging.
The uses for edging are not limited, however, to the outdoors. Their robust materials and natural color tones make fence sections perfect for you to create innovative indoor adornments. Small wire fencing around an overhead light can form a chandelier, and matching candle holders can be made from the excess material. Larger units look fantastic as headboards or mantelpieces, or you can upcycle a salvaged gate into a pot rack. Lightweight fencing hung above a window might create a wonderful metal valance for a garden themed room. Placed on a wall, decorative fence sections immediately become wall sculptures, while latticework units hold your favorite photos or work as family bulletin boards. The compact design of many fence sections means their uses are limited only by your imagination.
Our lawns have long been favorite relaxation spots, a place where we can create a personal haven. Border fencing provides a way for each of us to add a bit of individual style and help divide our yard from our landscaping. Whether it be for lining a walkway or creating a sculpture, border fencing and garden edging provide versatility and style. Be sure to visit our Border Edging department for the right product for your yard. Look through the selections below or for more personal assistance, feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 or internationally at 513-232-4225 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.