Pro Tips for Landscape Edging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A home’s landscaping should have clean lawn lines with sharp borders and have well defined bed areas and walkways. Landscape edging adds crisp, clean lines that define the spaces and makes the difference between a good landscape and a great one.

A great choice for homeowners is aluminum edging, and an easy installation method is always a big help for DIY’ers who want to create straight runs or curves. The edging shown in this article is called Sure-loc and was developed when the company’s owner saw the need for an aluminum edging that didn’t have overlapping joints and had end-stake adaptors that would allow staking at any point. Sure-loc edging is manufactured in Holland, Michigan, and most of their products are made in the U.S.A. from recycled material.

The edging is permanent and virtually maintenance-free. It won’t rust, rot, crack or become brittle, and is a very cost-effective option. Applications include landscape beds, gardens, tree rings, walkways and paths, brick or stone patios, and drip edges. Available finishes include, black, mill, bronze, green and brown. Plus, 90-degree corners pieces are available in all corners.

To install, just slide the ends together, overlap the material by 4 inches, and stake at a 45-degree angle.

Dig a 4″ trench.

Place the edging in the trench.

Slide the edging together.

Cut the edging to length.

Hammer the stakes at 45 degrees.

Backfill 1/2″ below the edging.

The result is a neat and orderly improvement to the landscape.

For more information, visit www.surelocedging.com.

 

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