Laying lawn edge made of metal - explained step by step

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Lawn edges made of metal are in greater demand than ever. They are indestructible, flexibly mouldable, comparably cheap and can also be laid quite easily.

Laying metal as lawn edge - explained step by step

The lawn edge as a demarcation between lawns and beds requires a great care. Finally, the green must be constantly kept in check so it does not crawl into the beds. You have to do a lot of maintenance at the English lawn edge. At least every four weeks must be tapped to avoid that the lawn grows too far in the beds. In retrospect, you have less effort at the lawn edge of concrete. Here, however, you must plan a lot of time when laying.

For some years, now metal lawn edges are on the rise. And the benefits are obvious:

  • barely visible
  • easy to lay
  • hardly any earthworks necessary
  • flexibly moldable
  • permanently durable
  • Height differences can be compensated
  • worm protection
  • Mow clear edge when lawn

In particular, the flexibility is a significant advantage over other materials, because it can be particularly curvy lawn enclosed. Even laying is much easier than with concrete, plastic or rubber, but more on that later.

Different metals

Metal is not the same metal and so there are of course also in the lawn edges still different materials. For an optimal overview, see for example at Here is just a short overview:

Corten steel- rusty appearance
- corrosion resistant
stainless steel- robust and stable
- can bend less well
Galvanized steel sheet- corrosion resistant
- light and flexible
aluminum- corrosion resistant
- easy processing

The visual differences are shown very clearly in this video:

For which material you finally decide, of course depends on your own requirements.

Laying lawn edge - That's how it's done

Now that you have decided on a material, it can go with the laying. The laying of metal lawn edges is by the way the simplest variant. Even if rubber lawn edges are just as malleable, so you have to do here before various earthworks.

So now enough of the long preface, now it starts:

You need this:

  • wooden board
  • possibly spades
  • Plastic hammer

Step 1:

Pre-lay the metal profiles in advance. If you want to move many curves or circles, you should still get help. This is faster and of course easier.

Step 2:

If you have decided on a system where the individual elements still need to be bolted before insertion, then the time is right.

Step 3:

If you have a relatively soft floor, you can now carefully hammer in the metal profiles with the plastic hammer (not a metal hammer) into the ground. To protect the top edge, it is advisable to put a wooden board on top.

" A little hint: Apply the elements at a slight angle.

If you have a hard bottom, it is better to prick the area with a spade first. The introduction then works easier then.

Step 4:

This is how you work from element to element. If a sheet protrudes too far, you can shorten it with a suitable pair of scissors. My recommendation here is the general purpose scissors of It not only cuts sheet metal, but can also be used for other purposes in the garden, e.g. be used for cutbacks of various plants or even for cutting wire.

However, it is important that you treat cut edges, especially with galvanized steel, with a zinc spray (bestseller from This is the only way you can protect the corresponding spot from corrosion.

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