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Installing Edgers Print
Overall Skill Level: Beginner

Installing edgers.
Tools
  • Shovel
  • Stake
  • String
  • Rake
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Level
Materials
  • Edgers
  • Paver Base
Installing Edgers
Skill Level: Beginner
  1. Stake out & remove sod
    Begin by staking out the project. For curved sections, use a garden hose to lay out the edging line. The depth of the trench is dependent upon how far above grade you want your edger units to appear.
  2. Clear areas of debris
    Prepare trench by removing roots and rocks. Smooth and place 1" of paver base in the bottom of the trench.
  3. Lay & level edgers
    Place edgers end to end in the base. Using a rubber mallet, tamp the edgers firmly into place. Continue to place edgers until the desired length of the project is finished. Using a level will help ensure your edgers are uniformly level.
  4. Cut edgers
    Edgers may be cut easily to finish the end of a run by using a circular saw with a masonry blade. A hammer and chisel may also be used to cut edgers. Finish your project by raking the rock, mulch or dirt to the inside edge of the edgers.
Products, materials, techniques, tools, building codes and local regulations are subject to change; therefore, Midwest Manufacturing assumes no liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any project. The reader must always exercise reasonable caution, follow current codes and regulations that may apply, and is urged to consult with a licensed professional before beginning any project.