The edges of your asphalt driveway are the first areas to show wear and tear. These edges tend to soften and crumble sooner than the other areas of the pavement. This is because the edges are less compact and are more prone to damage from surrounding vegetation, whether from the roots of the plants and trees nearby or from the runoff water coming from the yard. In these cases, you may opt to put some edging on your driveway to protect the asphalt from natural wear and tear. Not only driveway edges will protect your asphalt, placing borders on your driveway also enhances your home’s curb appeal by highlighting your driveway from your home’s landscape.