How do I determine how much steel edging my project will require?
To determine the length of edging needed, use a tape measure for straight lines or a rope to measure the length of curves. When purchasing 8-foot edging, divide the total feet needed by 7.33 to obtain the number of actual pieces needed. This will take into account the 8-inch overlap on the end of the edging.
How do I remove the attached stakes from each end of edging?
Easily. Using long-handled pliers, a crescent wrench or channel lock pliers, grip the middle of the top stake. Next, use small motions to bend the stake up and down until the small tabs break and release the stake. Continue until all stakes are removed. Remember to use gloves and eye protection when working with tools.
How do I cut the edging?
A hacksaw is all you need. Edging may be cut all the way through or scored along the line and bent back and forth until edging breaks. A mechanical chop saw may also be used if available. Always wear proper safety gear.
What is the recommended depth when installing steel landscape edging?
When using 4-inch material, install at least 2 to 3 inches below grade to keep creeping grasses out of the planting area. This will also usually allow a sufficient edge to isolate mulch or rock. You can, of course, install Colmet prime steel edging as deep or as shallow as you like.
What tools are recommended to install steel edging?
Inspiration. Dedication. And a few hand tools. If you purchased our attached-stake edging, it is best to detach the stakes with long-handled pliers. For digging a slight trench or burying edging, especially in hard soils, we recommend a half-moon edger or sharp-shooter spade. For softer soils, a wood block can be used to pound edging to the desired depth. In both cases, a 3-pound hammer works best to install edging and stakes. Eyeglasses and gloves are necessary when using these tools. Check out our helpful installation video to learn more.
What is the purpose of steel landscape edging? Is it really better than other types of edging?
Steel edging is better landscaping. It defines. It creates separation between stone, mulch and soil and protects against invasive growth, all using beautiful prime steel. Turn it into planter beds, form paths, keep pavers from moving or bend it into a truly unique design.

No material provides more value and durability than steel. When comparing price per foot, steel provides an economical solution that will last for years. Steel edging will not rot, split, chip or crack, and it can be repainted when needed to stay beautiful for many years.
Is steel edging flexible enough for curves?
Yes. The mild carbon steel we use easily forms by hand for contoured shapes or 90-degree corners with a slight radius.