Is plastic or brick garden edging easier to install?

Brick garden edging and plastic edging are both popular choices for homeowners to edge their gardens, flower beds and trees.

  • Plastic edging can achieve curves and angles very easily and is held in place by spikes that are driven into the ground. A trench must be dug for the edging to be sunken into. Once in place, it usually stays in place through freezing, thawing and rain.
  • Brick garden edging can simply be bricks laid out end to end to form an edging or it can be put into a trench that is dug out and the bricks are set in the trench either on edge or at a point.
  • Using the trenching method, both types of edgings are equally difficult to install. While not hard work, it is time consuming.