How To Install Plastic Landscape And Garden Edging Border
A plastic landscape and garden edging is very useful in providing a way to separate your lawn from the garden area. The landscape border is responsible for retaining mulch and soil in garden beds while blocking the way for the roots of grasses from entering.
If you want to install plastic landscape and garden edging in your own yard, here are some steps that you can follow.
• Utility knife
• Spade – flat tip
• Measuring tape
• Purchasing your plastic landscape and garden edging materials. Determine where you want to install the edging and get the measurement using a measuring tape. You can purchase plastic landscape garden edging materials in any store for home improvement or garden center. The edgings are usually 5.5 inches tall and are available in sturdy strips or rolls, connected together by clips in C-shape. Usually, c-clips are separately sold, together with the stakes which would be used to keep the plastic landscape garden edging in its place when installed. Strips on the other hand are more expensive compared to rolls and are commercial grade quality.
• Digging a trench. The depth of the trench must be equal to the plastic edging’s height, or more. The trench must be V-shape, cutting one side straight down while the other side gets an angle of just about 45 degrees. You can use pruners to get rid of any remaining roots.
• Placing the plastic edging in the trench. Place the edging’s first strip into the trench. The edge which is hooked at the bottom must face the soil bed. If the strip is too long, cut it using a utility knife. Use the c-clip to connect the pieces of strip.
• Installing the stakes. For the installation of stakes, dig 4 areas just along the trench and also into the soil bed for every 20-foot edging strip. Two areas must be 2-3 inches from the end of strip’s end, the remaining 2 areas must be spaced equally between each end. The area which you need to dig must measure about 6 inches for the width and 12 inches for the length into the soil bed. You will use this area to hammer stakes through the garden edging and right into the soil bed beneath the grasses.