How to Install Trex Landscape Edging
Creating a flowerbed or making a planter is a great way to spruce up your backyard. The best way to give any landscape project a finished look is to install edging. This not only creates an aesthetic demarcation, it also keeps areas neat with boundaries.
Things You Will Need
- Trex landscape edging
- Rubber mallet
- Garden hose
Trex landscape edging is much like traditional plastic edging but can be customized more to fit the homeowner's needs. Trex is known for its durability and flexibility.
Shovel or rototill the edge of the section in your yard you're landscaping. Make the trench about 4 inches to 6 inches deep to accommodate the Trex landscape edging. Cut away any roots that you encounter with an axe.
Pack and even the edge of the trench with a shovel around the entire circumference. Set the Trex landscape edging against the smoothed trench wall and then push into the dirt wall.
Connect the ends of the Trex landscape edging together by interlocking them into the proprietary connectors. Place anchors through the Trex edging about every 4 feet. Pound the anchors into the ground with a rubber mallet.
Shovel dirt against the exposed side of the Trex landscape edging and pack it down. Wet the packed dirt with a garden hose to settle it firmly against the edging.
- "Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects"; Kristen Hampshire; 2010
- "The Complete Guide to Patios: Plan, Build and Maintain"; Philip Schmidt; 2007
Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.