How to Install a Metal Garden Edging System

Metal Garden Edging System

A well-structured outdoor landscape adds value to your home. Metal edging provides an elegant accent to your landscape theme and creates a functional and attractive separation between lawn, garden beds, paths and mulch areas. It is not easily impacted by ground movement, is not susceptible to damage from grass trimmers and weed eaters during maintenance and will not rot away like wood edging does. Find out

Most kits include a small quantity of stakes to be driven into the ground along the length of the edging to keep it in place. You will also need to dig a small trench to lay the edging in, which is best done before the soil is completely dry. The edging is positioned in the trench and the stakes are driven down into it to anchor it. Some spikes have preformed holes to accommodate a pin that is attached to the clip on the back of the edging bracket and then pounded into the ground with a hammer or a spike driver.

Maintaining and Caring for Your Metal Garden Edging System

This type of edging is a great choice for curved paths and flower beds because it can be formed into arcs, ovals or circles. It can also be bent into 90deg angles to create straight lines of delineation between landscaping elements. Unlike other types of edging, steel landscape edging is not prone to rust or corrosion and will last for many years. It is lightweight, easy to work with and installs quickly. It is an excellent alternative to concrete edging, which requires more skill and time to install and can be more expensive than other landscape edging.