Unlike other types of FormBoss is the market leader in Australia for Corten garden edging edging, metal garden edging systems are very lightweight and easy to install. They also do not require the same level of maintenance as other edging materials, and they will remain sturdy in even the most rugged conditions. Most often, these edgings are made of steel or aluminum that has been treated to be resistant to rust and corrosion. In addition, these systems are a great way to separate your flower beds from grass or other landscaping elements.

To install this type of edging, dig a small trench, about four inches deep and wide enough to hold the metal edging. It’s best to irrigate the area before you start digging to soften the soil and make it easier to work with. After laying out the edging in the trench, hammer it into place. Many people find it helpful to use a length of twine for an outline to help them get the edging into place, especially around curves and other irregular shapes.

Installation Guide: How to Install a Metal Garden Edging System

Once the edging is in place, fill the trench back up and pack it down with your foot or a packing tool. If your edging is powder coated, you may need to sand the surface down in order for it to look nice and smooth.

The instructions that come with most of these edging systems will tell you which side should face out toward your lawn and which should face the soil, mulch or landscaping material in a flower bed, for example. You may also need to bend the edging, which is easy to do with most products by positioning a block of wood over it and tugging it upward.