How to Install Lawn Edging Pavers

Overview

Lawn edging pavers are very common in landscaped gardens. They are very inexpensive and available at most garden centers. They form a distinct border between your lawn and your garden beds, prevent grass and weeds from infiltrating your garden and keep the mulch and soil in your garden.

Step 1

Lay out the area where you want your pavers to run. Make an outline on the ground with a garden hose, extension cord or string. These can be easily manipulated to make gentle curving patterns that are visually appealing.

Step 2

Determine how much of your pavers you want exposed above the ground. Dig a trench as wide as your pavers and 1 inch deeper than you need to keep them at a certain height above the ground. For example, if your pavers are 3 inches thick and you want 1 inch above the ground, dig down 3 inches. The trench should follow the curve of your intended garden bed.

Step 3

Lay landscape fabric on the bottom of the trench to prevent grass and weeds from growing up between the pavers. Add 1 inch of sand to the bottom of the entire trench. This will help keep the pavers all the same height along your garden border.

Step 4

Start laying your pavers into the trench one at a time. Ensure they are the same height as you work. If a paver is too low, add a bit more sand below it; if it is too high, gently tap it down.

Step 5

Water the pavers lightly to settle them. Step back from the edging to ensure it looks visually appealing from a distance. Make adjustments to the pavers as necessary if any look out of place.

Tips and Warnings

  • Consult with your local utility company before digging into the soil. You don't want to accidentally cut any buried cable or power lines.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Garden hose, extension cord or rope
  • Lawn edging pavers
  • Shovel
  • Landscape fabric
  • Scissors
  • Sand
  • Hammer

References

  • Blades Lawn Care: How to Install Landscape Edging
  • Reader's Digest: How to Get the Best Edging for Your Garden Beds
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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.