Frequently Asked Questions
How do I cut the edging?
In most applications a hacksaw may be used to cut the edging. Edging may be cut all the way through or can be scored along the line and bent back and forth until edging breaks. A mechanical chop saw may also be used if available. Always be sure and wear proper safety gear.
How do I determine how much steel edging my project will require?
For straight lines use a tape measure to obtain feet needed. For curves use a water hose to lay out your project. Once you have determined desired shape straighten hose and measure. When purchasing 8' edging divide the total feet needed by 7.33 to obtain actual pieces needed. This will take into account the 8" overlap on the end of the edging.
How do I remove the attached stakes from each end of edging?
Using long handled pliers, crescent wrench or channel lock pliers begin by placing tool in the middle of the top stake. Next, using small motions at first, bend the stake up and down until the small tabs break and release the stake. Continue until all stakes are removed. Remember to use gloves and eye protection when working with tools.
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Is steel edging flexible enough for curves?
Yes, our edging is made from mild carbon steel that easily forms by hand for contoured shapes or 90 degree corners with a slight radius.
What is the purpose of steel landscape edging?
Steel landscape edging is not meant to be the focal point of any landscape yet a practical solution to create a clean separation between turf and planting area to retain soil, mulch or stone and to keep unwanted grass from entering planting bed. Steel edging can also be used to form paths, drives and as a paver restraint.
What is the recommended depth when installing steel landscape edging?
When using 4" material it is recommended to install at least 2-3" below grade to keep creeping grasses out of planting area. This usually will allow a sufficient edge to retain mulch or rock.
What tools are recommended to install steel edging?
A sharpshooter type spade is useful in hard soils to dig a slight trench for edging to be buried. In softer soils a wood block can be used on top of edging to pound to desired depth. In both cases a 3lb hammer works best to install edging and stakes. Eye glasses and gloves are necessary when using these tools.
Why steel over other materials offered?
Value – When comparing price per foot, steel offers consumers an economical solution that lasts for years. Steel edging will not rot, split, chip or crack and can be repainted when needed to keep looking great for many years.