How to Install a Metal Garden Edging System
A neat line of edging frames your garden in a stylish way and helps to keep everything tidy after lawn work is done. It also makes it easy to keep your patio and pathways neat and clean too.
How long does steel garden edging last?
The most obvious reason to use landscape edging is to separate your garden beds , installation and preservation guides definitely help get that perfect finish plant life, creating a clean and sharp edge that allows you to see where different plants start and end, reducing the chance of dirt getting in between. But did you know that edging is also useful for drainage?
What’s more, it’s great for keeping grass from creeping into adjacent planting beds and paths. It’s also resistant to ground movement that often occurs from frost heave, heavy rains or garden tools being used on the soil.
Putting in Landscape Edging
The first step to installing landscape edging is to measure the area you want to edge. This is especially important if you are edging curves and irregular shapes. A great tool to use for this is twine, which can be stretched out as an outline of the edging you need.
Next, dig a slot or narrow trench where you plan to place your metal edging. This is easier to do when using a straight-edged spade or shovel.
Once the edging is in place, back fill the slot with soil. This will make it more stable and secure in the long run.
When you’re finished, insert two screws at the bottom of the edging, which are required by some styles to hold it in place. It’s best to put the screw under the level of the soil for safety and aesthetic reasons.