Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Super!
These are wonderful. Stakes easily removed by using larger plier-type tool. Just bend them back and forth and they come off. Using a hammer or crow bar to break the beads won't work. Quality product. Photo of typical larger plier tool attached to review.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by inmyfifties 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 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.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2Teachers 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 and was so much easier to install, and looks so much better. I highly recommend it.
April 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kindra Easy to use and looks sharp!
I have had the black plastic edging, I have had the scalloped edged bricks and I have had the plastic edging that is made to look like brick. I say "had" because none of them held up. Here in sunny TX the heat bakes the plastic and makes it super brittle. I purchased the metal edging two years ago. It has not faded or shifted at all and looks as good as it did the day I installed it.
I am getting ready to go buy more for a new bed!
October 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wallst Durable, easy to use, flexible
There not cheap by if you have a big area to do, but they seem to be very well made and i'm happy with them. I've had some in the front yard for a few years and just bought some more for the back. I'm not very good at lawn/garden anything, but buying these helped me to look like I kind of know something.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by accidentprone 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 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.
June 12, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaddyBear YouTube video for stake removal.
Follow the attached to ease removal of built in stakes.
October 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stan My experience with this item
The free steaks are impossible to remove from the edging metal. I have used a hammer and a crow bar and invested almost 2 hours trying to liberate them. I should have just invested in separate steaks. Stan of San Antonio
October 2, 2014