Patio Edging Ideas: 9 Smart Ways to Finish Any Outdoor Space

self build with large patio area with brick edging and plants
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

Finishing a garden with patio edging ideas will join together all of the different elements required for a well-considered landscape design. Creating a neat border between different spaces will not only help to zone the outdoor space, but also give variety in materials and colour. 

Patio ideas involve more than simply plonking a few slabs and seats down; they require forethought to lay the foundations for a relaxed and functional scheme. And edging can be key to adding the finishing touch to a new patio. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.