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    Default Recommendations on edging

    Hi all,
    I am doing a bit of landscaping and i was wondering what everyone uses for edging? I am trying to separate pebbles from the grass/lawn with a neat and straight line. I have few 90 and 120 degrees angles but i can work around that, no problems. I tried using the garden edging from the green shed...damn, it looks really bad, regardless of how many supporting points I put in is still bending...it also look like is going to crack in time.

    i was thinking about the Aluminium edging but it is quite expensive however if that is the only option, I guess i will have to go with it. Is treated pine a good option? I dont like the cheap and nasty look (i guess i can paint the pine to make it look good). if so, what size?

    Cheers!

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    What I used, which is what was already there from the previous owner that is a landscaper is 3mm steel strips that are bolted together, they are slowly rusting, but will last a good decade before needing replacement. They are probable 250-300mm wide and just half buried in the ground. Really strong and great to whipper snip against!




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    Never seen flat bar that thin and that wide...but if I could get it then that's what I'd do too. Failing that a 6 meter length of 50x3mm flat is less than $20...
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    I have used treated pine sleepers in our garden as edging to separate grass and pebbles, from memory they were 200x50 and I buried them almost completely so they aren't a trip hazard. Yes it is cheap and nasty but after a few months they start to darken and don't look too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentButDeadly View Post
    Never seen flat bar that thin and that wide...but if I could get it then that's what I'd do too. Failing that a 6 meter length of 50x3mm flat is less than $20...
    I would say that its a 2400x1200 (maybe 3600x1200) sheet of 3mm, that was guillotined into 4 strips.

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    How about treated pine sleepers, mostly buried, and then capped with some alumnium (or steel) "U-profile"?
    It wold be strong and also look very sharp and tidy.

    Or even just capped with 90degree "L-profile" if the back is towards a garden bed and not seen.



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    Default Edging supplier

    Hi
    Found this link to a company called Formboss.
    Metal Garden Edging for lawn edging, garden beds and landscaping - Formboss
    I've got no connection to them.
    Not sure of price and they are closed until the middle of Jan
    But they do list resellers on the their website!
    I'm looking for something like this instead of sleepers not flexible enough or normal wood edging which to my mind has lifespan issues! But it all comes down to cost at some point whether that be financial or physical!


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