- easy to live with, you can move it around, adjust it's path/shape/size easily
- will keep dust and mud under control
- inexpensive compared to other options
- it is permeable so it keeps the soil under and around it more healthy, and
- looks great as part of a natural looking landscape.
Image 1 from houzz.de, image 2 from bhg.com, image 3 from houzz.de, and image 4 from markweaver.com