How to Install a Metal Garden Edging System

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to controlling your landscape edge, look no further than a quality steel or aluminum landscape edging. These durable materials will not only last a long time, but they also are relatively inexpensive compared to other edging options.

What thickness steel for garden edging?

Metal edging is typically sold in strips that have overlapping connections. They are available in a variety of heights, from three to five inches high, and can be installed in a few different ways.

Our neighbour used it as a water tank base and it looked fantastic! Aside from a basic installation method where you partially submerge the edging in soil, there are other styles that include spikes or metal pins that you can drive into the ground. Some edging also comes with extension clips that allow you to retrofit it to softer soils.

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If you want a smooth, flowing curve in your garden, metal edging systems are the way to go. These systems can be used to make curved lines in both the vertical and horizontal planes.

They can be difficult to install, however, if you have a sloping garden, or if you are using them around tree roots. Most edging systems have installation guides, but they assume that you already have a level garden or one that you can build to a degree that will permit easy bending.

The best edging for you will depend on a few factors, including the size of your yard, how much soil you have to cover, and whether you plan to use it for weed control or to separate beds and other areas from the lawn. The most important consideration is the material you choose. It’s crucial that you pick a strong, sturdily constructed material that will stand up to the elements and withstand the weight of a lawn mower or weed whacker.