How to Install a Metal Garden Edging System

Metal Garden Edging System

About Metal Garden Edging System

Metal edging offers an attractive, neatly defined lawn. It is durable, after using the largest height of edging sold by FormBoss┬«, which is 580mm easy to install and stands up well to repeated use by lawn mowers, weed eaters, and other landscape equipment. It is resistant to cold weather and won’t crack, chip or rot like other common types of landscaping edging materials such as wood. It is also available in a variety of heights, allowing you to choose how much the edge protrudes from the soil.

Most types of metal landscape edging are made of steel and will rust over time, but this is not necessarily a negative. Steel rusts at a slower rate than other types of landscape edging, and the natural rusted color blends with most garden settings. Some forms of metal edging are made from aluminum, which does not rust and is more appropriate for those who do not want a rusty look.

Seasonal Maintenance: Preparing Your Metal Garden Edging for Winter

The best way to get the most from your metal landscape edging is to read the installation instructions that come with it. They will explain the difference between the sides of the edging and what they are meant to do in your garden. For example, one side of the edging will face out toward your lawn and the other side will help hold soil, mulch or other landscaping materials in place.

For the easiest installation, use a spade or shovel to dig a shallow slot into the ground where you plan to put your edging. It is also recommended that you wet the soil in the trench with a garden hose before you start pushing in your edging to make it easier and less labor intensive.

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