How to Install Garden Edging

Composite Landscape Edging is used to distinguish a garden bed from the rest of a lawn, making your garden look neat and tidy! The following steps show you how to install garden edging product.

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To fix the edge of the lawn, dig a trench around the garden bed and cut off all the roots. Then fill the trench with soil again, set up the edges, and install garden edging piles.

1. Fitting Edging around a Garden BedMeasure the outline of the garden bed with a rope.

Place a rope around the garden bed where you plan to install the edging. Then, measure the rope with a tape measure to determine how many garden edging you need.

2. Unroll the Composite Landscape Edging the day before you want to use it.

Remove any mulch or packaging. Lay the compound landscape edging on the ground. If possible, leave the composite edging in the sun over the next day. The sun will warm the composite and make it less curled, making them easier to shape and use.

3. Dig a 3–6 in (7.6–15.2 cm) deep trench around the garden bed.

Use a shovel to dig a neat groove around the entire bed so that the composite edging move there. Dig to the depth of the leading you plan to use. Put the soil you dug up nearby, because you’ll be using it again soon. The width of the trench must be slightly larger than the width of the edging. Although it depends on the width of your particular edging, about 2 inches (5.1 cm) is usually enough. You can use a rototiller rather than a shovel if you prefer.

4. Cut off any small roots that are in the way of the trench.

Use pruning shears to remove any roots that break a 3-6 inch (7.6-15.2 cm) deep groove. Leave any large, tree roots that are in the way, however, as it will be easier to cut the edging to accommodate these. Once you have cut off the small roots, dig them out of the ditch, so that you have a clean space.

5. Place the composite edging into the trench.

Push the garden edging firmly into the trench and crown it on the garden bed. Make sure that the top, the decorative edge is just at the surface level of the trench. Insert the edging into the trench so that the bottom edge points to the garden bed instead of the lawn.

6. Cut a notch in the composite edging if there is a large tree root.

Use scissors or a utility knife to cut a gap in the edging if there is a large root. Align it with the root to check that you are in the right place. (Avoid placing edging around garden beds where there are many large tree roots, as you don’t want to cut away at the edging too much.)

7. Use a connector if the trench is longer than 1 roll of composite edging.

Slide the connector onto the end of each roll, so that the ends meet in the middle. Firmly push the connector down onto each end so that it feels sturdy and attached.

8. Filling and Setting EdgingFill the soil back into the earth.

Use a shovel to dig the dirt back into the ditch. Fill the soil to the height where only the top ½ or ⅓ of the decorative, circular, edge is visible. Make sure the soil is tightly packed. The edging will be the right height so that a lawnmower won’t get caught on it.

9. Stomp along the curves of the edging with your feet.

Flatten the soil to make it compact. This will push the edging outwards along the curve.

10. Install a stake at every 5 feet (1.5 m) along the edging.

Insert the stake into the soil, that it is close to the top of the edge, and points toward the “V” shape at the bottom. Hammer the part of the stake that is above the soil, to make the pointed tip go through the edging.
Stakes for Composite Landscape Edging are either straight or perpendicular in shape. These are installed in the same way.
Over time, as the soil moves, the stakes help strengthen the garden’s foundations and edges. In this way, the edge can no longer be far away from the ground, and the soil will press it tightly into the trench.

11. Water the edging to settle the soil.

Walk along with your newly installed edging with a garden hose. Gently irrigate the soil on either side of the garden edging. You don’t need to saturate or submerge the soil, just have enough water to keep the soil moderately moist.

12. Backfill the edging into any gaps in the soil.

Use your hands to push soil into any small gaps that you may have missed between the garden bed and the lawn. Check to see that the edging feels sturdy in all places, and add more soil to any areas that require more support.

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1. Fitting Edging around a Garden Bed
2. Unroll the Composite Landscape Edging the day before you want to use it
3. Dig a 3–6 in (7.6–15.2 cm) deep trench around the garden bed
4. Cut off any small roots that are in the way of the trench
5. Place the composite edging into the trench
6. Cut a notch in the composite edging if there is a large tree root
7. Use a connector if the trench is longer than 1 roll of composite edging
8. Filling and Setting Edging
9. Stomp along the curves of the edging with your feet
10. Install a stake at every 5 feet (1.5 m) along the edging
11. Water the edging to settle the soil
12. Backfill the edging into any gaps in the soil