Lawn Edging Installation


A lawn that is bare and only has grass may be unappealing and boring. By adding one or more planting beds to your lawn, you enable yourself to plant a variety of different plants that can bring color and dimension to your yard. Planting beds can be made into any shape. This may help them flow with natural land formations. You should install awn edging between the edge of the bed and your lawn. This keeps bed material, like wood chips, in the bed and also keeps your lawn grass from growing into the bed.

Step 1

Mark out the outside perimeter of your landscape bed. Spray the outline with marking paint to make it highly visible.

Step 2

Measure the height and width of your landscape edging. Dig a trench along the perimeter of your bed that is 1/2 inch shallower than the height of your edging and just as wide. If properly dug, your edging will remain 1/2 inch above the ground when installed.

Step 3

Lay the edging in the trench and keep it tight to the side facing the lawn. Anchor the edging every 3 to 4 feet with the provided stakes. Pound them into the ground through the lower portion of the edging. Angle the stakes outward from the edging.

Step 4

Fill the soil back into the trench and tamp it down to secure the edging in place.

Step 5

Water the soil to settle it and add soil to low spots, as necessary. Rake smooth to blend into your bed.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Marking paint
  • Plastic lawn edging
  • Shovel
  • Tin snips or pruning shears
  • Hammer
  • Garden hose


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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.