How to Install Wooden Landscape Edging

Overview

To put that finishing touch on your garden beds, consider installing wooden landscape edging. Wooden landscape edging will not only give your garden beds a finished look, it will also keep weeds, grass, and other plants from encroaching. Because wood has a tendency to rot in wet environments, purchase treated wood to use as edging. Treated wood will stand up to the wet environment of a garden.

Step 1

Dig a narrow trench along the length of your garden bed, using your shovel. It should be 1/2 inch to 1 inch shallower than the width of your wooden boards.

Step 2

Set the wooden landscape edging boards in the trench. Position them as you desire.

Step 3

Drive in 1-foot-long stakes into the ground behind the wooden landscape edging boards at a spacing of every 5 feet.

Step 4

Nail the wooden landscape edging boards into the stakes.

Step 5

Fill the trench back in. If successfully installed, the wooden landscape edging should be 1/2 inch to 1 inch above ground level.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • 1-by-4 or 1-by-6-inch pressure-treated wooden boards
  • 1-foot-long stakes
  • Nails
  • Hammer

References

  • Corner Hardware: Edging Your Garden Bed
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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.