Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJMC Works Well Separating Lawn Grass From Flower Beds
Have purchased this product twice over last five years. Use it to keep lawn grasses from growing into flower beds. Installation involves laying down a string at the edge of the grass then digging a vertical trench 4 inches deep. Place the edging up against the face of the grass then use nails to fasten the edging to the lawn facing. Upper lip of edging should be just above grass. Back fill with topsoil in the flower beds.
I used 6 inch exterior galvanized timber ties available at Home Depot for 21 cents each. Work better than plastic stakes and are more durable and less expensive.
Laying edging in sun to soften does the job. Can turn corners with edging in a fairly tight arch(add additional nails). Installed edging will hold a straight line for the first year or two. Over time the edging will waiver slightly but not unattractive.
May 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marcie depends on what your needs are
I bought this edging to make wells around my trees and roses to save water which it works great. I use nuts and bolts with large washers to connect the ends together with liquid nails to stop the ends from leaking water. I also ran it along my front flower bed also to save water run off but it was a bit difficult to get a straight line I had to run a string line on stakes to keep it straight but it came out ok with extra care. after I installed the edging I placed native rocks to make it look more natural. No wasting water in the California desert we use every drop for our plants.
January 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jessykka 2 to 3 person job
I had recently landscaped my lawn and wanted to use this for a rock bed. It helped that we had dug deep and wide to get this in there. It's a big job to unravel, set up, nail it in and fill the holes. I was def glad I had the help! I recommend this lightly. If you're commited, go for it, if u get frustrated easily or don't have a ton of patience, hire someone!
October 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Uniwiz Not ideal for every job...
We purchased this product to create a 1 foot perimeter around our semi-inground pool to fill with rocks. We wanted to protect our lawn from splashing of pool water, reduce mud, and increase drainage. This product was very difficult to install. I used an edger to create a trench around the area we wanted too install it in. However, due to the flimsy material, it was impossible to install in the trench. The stakes tended to go right through the material and it did not hold its shape, even before the rocks were poured in. I purchased this because I could not find the original edger we had used around out pool in our previous home, but I think a little more time searching will be worth the effort, Maybe for smaller projects and to contain mulch or some other lighter product, this would be good. I am only sorry that I opened and cut both packages so returning them is not an option...a bit of an expensive lesson.
July 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aura Good for the Jobs I need
Laying the roll out all day in the sun all day helps to flatten it out. Easy to use, just don't expect a nice line unless you're doing it along a paved edge already. Have used thicker ones in the past that's better Quality, but this is fine for smaller areas
June 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny No star rating
I did everything by the instructions. Bought extra bags of the over priced extra stakes, they bend if left in the sun and can't be driven in the ground. It did lay out nice after being in the sun. Had bought 4 ea. 60 ft. kits and opened one to see if it would work for me. After 2 weeks it was buckled no mater how many stakes were in it. So I have pulled it all out and am taking everything back for a refund. Maybe it works good in a cold climate but I would not recommend it for hot dry climates.
May 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sphsjags Good Enough For Now
Not as thick and sturdy as some black plastic edging. Even though it was in the sun all day to loosen up there were still places where the material buckled. Maybe time will help make it smooth.
The claw of a hammer works better than digging a trench. Make sure you have plenty of stakes.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tobinfox Good value
Sixty feet of curled up plastic is a hassle, but it's a great value. The plastic likes to stay curled, but I got it flattened by unwinding all of it and placing nice, heavy bricks on either end. I left it like that in the sun for a day, and kept it like that as I started trenching out the edge of the garden I'm building. After a day and a half in the sun, the plastic was happy to be whatever shape I wanted it in.
The plastic isn't as rigid as I'd like when it comes to twisting and warping, so I had to be careful when I backfilled the trench, otherwise I'd end up with areas laying slightly over in one way or another. Since it's not rigid, it's not very well suited to areas that require a super-straight line. It'll work in a pinch, but you just won't get the same effect you'd get from metal. On the plus side, it cuts with garden shears, which is a plus if you bought the long roll for multiple areas.
April 17, 2014