Minutes to install

Metal Garden Edging Ideas Tools

Collect required tools; mallet, pegs and aluminium.

Garden Edging Ideas Tools Position

Outline where you’d like edging then position aluminium.

Garden Edging Ideas Tools Position

Hammer in first peg at starting position of edging.

Garden Edging Ideas Tools Position

Align to pieces of aluminium and use larger peg to join together.

We supply a very simple system using aluminium strip and galvanised steel pegs. This makes your garden edging quick and easy to install yourself!

Step 1

Remove any existing garden edging.

Step 2

Mark out your garden design. For straight lines, use a string line stretched taut from either end. For curves, use chalk or spray paint. You can also freely install aluminium edge as you go.

Step 3

Dig a small trench with a clean vertical edge using a square spade. The depth of the furrow will allow for some of the aluminium strip to be buried in the soil to give extra stability. Lay one piece of edging into the furrow to gauge the finished height. Adjust the depth of the furrow if necessary. Make sure there are no rocks or roots blocking your desired path.

Step 4

Lay the edging into the trench. Shape the edging for rounded or circular designs by gently bending the edging around a circular form. Use one long strip of edging around a curve so that it doesn’t need to be joined in the middle.

Step 5

Use a hack saw or angle grinder to cut the last piece to the desired size. Smooth off any rough edges. Alternatively, we can cut to size when you order.

Step 6

Work out where the pegs are going. The number of pegs you need will vary from every 1m up to 3m depending on the stability of the edging. Factors include how much of the edging is buried in the soil and if the length is to be straight, or if curved, how tight the radius is. Usually every 2m is sufficient.

Step 7

Hammer in the pegs. Place the peg into the ground as close as possible to the edging and knock into the ground with a hammer or mallet. Use the wider joiner pegs to overlap the strips. For powder coated product use a cloth over the peg to protect the finish.

Step 8

The final step is to back fill the soil against the edging. And you’re finished!

Professional installation

Our recommended installer is Mach Gardening Services. Please contact Andrew on  0430 136 858 for a quote or for more information see the website.

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