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Installing Plastic Landscape Edging


It is as Simple as a Line

For landscaping it is import to know that well-defined clean, smooth lines provides a finished look and a sense of clarity to an area. In gardening, landscape edging provides a razor-sharp edge serves as a guide a well planned garden bed. Such meticulous attention to detail doesn’t require a lot of work.  Want to see some cool edging ideas?

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Method 1: The traditional way to do this is to use either a spade or a half-moon edger to move along the line you’ve set out.

Method 2: Using an Edge Hog, a tool with a circular blade on wheels. Simply walk behind the tool as it rolls easily along, cutting
a continuous 11/2-inch-deep line into the soil. The wheels give the tool the mobility to make nice curves, and you can clearly see
as you cut, making it easy to evaluate and revise the line of your bed.

Dig a trench at the edge of your line:

The trench should be as deep as your plastic lawn edging PLUS 2.5 cm. For example, if you are using 4-inch deep lawn edging, thus the trench will be 5 inches deep on the grass side.

  1. Unroll your plastic lawn edging and cut to the desired length. The edging will have a natural curl from being wound into a circle for packaging. Unroll the circle so that the outside of the curl faces your flower bed.
  2. Go against the curl of the edging, slide it into the trench, hence placing it on the grass side of the trench so that the top of the edging is just level with the base of the growing grass. The top of the edging DOES NOT stick above the lawn; it will be almost buried and just visible after you back fill your trench! Use soil (back fill your trench) to hold the edging in place as you work in sections along the length of your flower bed.
  3. Tamp down the back fill immediately adjacent to the edging using your foot sideways (compact the soil). The level of the soil should come up to, but not above, the top of the edging. Adjust the soil height as needed and tamp again.
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5 Responses

  1. It really depends on you. Both methods work well. If you have a certain look or style you want.

  2. In my new home’s backyard, my fiance and I want to put a landscape curb by a piece of shrubbery. These are really good tips for making the edging like making sure the plastic lawn edging has enough room to fit securely in the garden. However, we don’t have the time or expertise to do our own curbing and will hire a professional to help us.

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