How to Install Concrete Paver Edging

Overview

Concrete edging pavers give a finished look to any garden bed. They are very sturdy and will hold up to all types of weather. Concrete pavers also come in a variety of shapes and colors. This makes it easy to match them to other yard decorations or nearby buildings. Once you have the pavers in place, they are heavy enough that you should not have issues with them getting out of order. Plus, the installation is very quick and simple.

Step 1

Plan out the size and shape of the area you wish to line with concrete pavers. It may be helpful to first sketch out your idea with pencil and paper. Once you have something you like, move to the yard and spray paint your idea on the ground to get a better idea of how it will look.

Step 2

Measure how much distance your edging pavers will be covering. Take this number to your local hardware store or nursery to calculate how many pavers you will need to reach the distance required. Buy a few extra just in case.

Step 3

Use a small shovel to dig a trench along the length of where you wish to use the edging. The trench should be about 6 inches deep and wide enough that your pavers will fit snugly inside.

Step 4

Lay your pavers one by one into the trench. Use a little sand if you need to make the pavers level with one another. Take your time with this step. If your pavers are not level, they will look hilly and disorganized. Step back a few feet after you have laid some pavers to make sure they look even.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Spray paint
  • Tape measure
  • Shovel
  • Sand

References

  • Reliable Remodeler: How to Install Garden Edging-–Right the First Time!
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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.