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Installing Metal Edging

Learn the steps to metal edging installation.

September 11, 2023

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Metal edging is a great way to add a clean and professional look to your lawn, garden, or driveway. It is sturdy, long-lasting and easy to install. Steel and aluminum are the most common metals used for landscape edging. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing metal edging step-by-step.

Installing metal edging is generally a pretty quick part of the overall landscape project process. In talking with Taylor Johnson, Project Manager with Kueker’s Landscaping in Perryville, Missouri, installing metal edging is DIY-friendly and only takes about 25% of the total project time. In just a few quick steps, you can install metal edging to elevate any outdoor living space.

Step 1: Measure and Mark Your Borders
The first step is to measure the area where you want to install the metal edging. Use chalk or spray paint to mark the borders. This will help you visualize the area and ensure that you order the correct amount of edging.

Step 2: Prepare the Ground
Before installing the metal edging, you need to prepare the ground. Remove any grass, weeds, or debris from the area. Use a rake or shovel to level the ground and make it even.

Step 3: Install the Edging
Once the ground has been prepped and is ready, it's time to install the metal edging. Follow these steps:

  1. Lay the metal edging on the ground along the marked borders.
  2. Use a rubber mallet to drive the stakes through the holes in the edging and into the ground.
  3. Space the stakes approximately 18-24 inches apart.
  4. For curved areas, use a pair of pliers to bend the edging to the desired shape.
  5. For corners, overlap the edging and secure it with a stake.

Step 4: Finishing Touches
After installing the metal edging, you can add some finishing touches to make it look even better. Use a garden hose to rinse off any dirt or debris from the edging. You can also add some mulch or decorative rocks along the edging to give it a more polished look. Metal landscape edging is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add some style and durability to their lawn or garden. By following these simple steps, you can easily install metal edging and enjoy a clean and professional-looking landscape for years to come.

Overall, metal edging is an affordable, durable and attractive option for homeowners.

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