best solution for me
After looking at all the available edging solutions, I chose this steel product. For me, it was the best overall product and very cost effective. I used approx. 128' of material to enclose the bed around my azaleas and shrubs in front of the house.
It did not require digging a trench or disturbing the beds. It was easy to bend to my liking and drive in the stakes. I have a mildly sloping yard but it did not affect the installation. It is able to handle a good deal of mulch without fear of
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bending or collapsing. In fact, I accidentally ran over the top of the curved section at the end of the house with the riding mower. No damage at all.
For me, being able to run the string trimmer along the edging to get a nice finished look to my lawn is very nice. It cuts down on trimming time and I am not constantly trying to rake mulch back into the bed. It is not the cheapest solution but price per foot, I feel it is a cost effective product. I will use it again in the fall to build a new, larger bed around some trees in the front lawn.
Easy & (Kinda) Cheap
This stuff is easy to install and looks great! I bought the plastic rolls last year and it was a pain to install. The plastic roll chose the installation style, not me. This stuff was really easy to bend and didn't need to have a trench dug ahead of time. The splice stakes are the best - they really pull the edging down. It was a little annoying to cut - we went with the hack saw method, which took a while to do, but the results were good. This stuff costs the same per foot as the plastic edging
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and was so much easier to install, and looks so much better. I highly recommend it.
short learning curve, and worth the effort
Use stout pliers to bend the stakes back and forth to remove. I put the edging on the ground, standing on it with one foot while grabbing the stakes with the pliers to remove. I am not an incredibly strong woman, but once I got the hang of it, removing the stakes was fairly easy. Installation went smoothly by first cleaving a small slit with an edger in our clay soil along a garden hose laid out in the pattern I wanted to edge. (I waited for the day after sufficient rainfall to soften our hard
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red clay). I then pushed the edging in the soil slit, tamped it level with a rubber mallet, and went section by section until completed. TIP: make sure the first piece you start with has the edge furthest from the starting point buried on the ground side. That way, your next piece will have the top edge available to easily line up with the edge further in the ground, making stake installation a snap.
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