Before beginning installation, uncoil your edging and allow it to remain in the sun. This will help straighten out the edging prior to installation, increase the flexibility needed for curved designs and decrease the chances of kinking. Master Mark Master Gardener coiled edging can be used in areas that have yet to be landscaped, or use to replace existing landscaping.
- Begin preparing the area by digging a trench for the edging. Remove any existing dirt, rocks, or mulch as needed.
- Position the edging along the path of your design to ensure the proper length is available. Use a hose or rope to help determine the path of your design. Master Mark Master Gardener Coiled Edging can easily be used to create rounded corners in your landscape design. Simply apply the curve to the edging as you lay out your design.
- Use Master Mark landscape stakes to secure the edging to the ground. Stakes should be placed at least every four feet with additional stakes at each end and through curves as needed. You may need to use a soft rubber mallet if your soil is too dense.
- Cut your edging to the necessary length with heavy-duty garden shears or hacksaw.
- Connect two pieces of edging together using Master Mark couplers cut to length. Use a utility knife to create a clean edge if needed.
- Insert a straight coupler and connect the other pieces of edging. Also available from Master Mark are corner couplers. These allow for a 90-degree corner instead of a rounded corner. Make a horizontal cut along the edging and remove the necessary material to allow for the corner coupler.
- After you have installed and staked your edging, fill the lawn side of your edging with dirt. This will help secure your edging in place and create a nice smooth surface transition.
- Fill the inside of your landscape bed with rock or mulch as per your design.