Installing Precast Concrete Edging

 
Rigid and heavy, precast concrete edging provides borders that are virtually permanent. Position the edging in the ground, then sit back to enjoy the garden for years. With this type of edging, there is no worry about having to realign or replace sections – they won't rot or work out of place when the neighbor's kids walk on them. Just be sure to plan your layout carefully beforehand to accommodate full-size sections of edging. Precast concrete edging sections are available in different size arcs, so it is possible to vary your design with curves.
 

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Step 1: Dig a trench deep enough to leave 1 to 2-inches of the edging exposed                                                                           

Step 1: Dig a trench deep enough to leave 1 to 2 inches of the edging exposed Starting at a corner, set a corner block into the trench. Place a straight section on each side of the corner block, fitting tongues with grooves to join them.
  

Step 2: Check that each edging section sits level and add or remove soil as needed

Step 2: Check that each edging section sits level and add or remove soil as needed With a framing square, align adjacent sections at corners. Once all the edging is in place, add soil to the bed, tamp gently and rake smooth.