This is a metal edging, and it has stakes that you hammer into the ground. The metal edging will bend, and you can cut it with an electric saw. This is a rock border, and these rocks are just placed with no mortar, or you can mortar them. Throughout my yard, I’ve used the rock border, and I just recently put this metal edging in because this ivy has now grown, and it was growing into this other bed and I didn’t want that. I’ve been trimming it for a couple of years and instead of doing that I decided just to contain it. So that’s what I’ve done here. It also gives me a nice little path for walking.