View Full Version : REAL Steel Edging!!!!!!!!!!

4 seasons lawn&land
09-08-2010, 08:04 PM
In a world where plastic is king, where do I find the real old fashioned, unfinished, 3/16, heavy, cold, hard, steel edging:angry:??????????????

Im really thinking of going to the machine shop tomorrow and ordering steel!

09-08-2010, 08:32 PM
John Deere Landscapes

4 seasons lawn&land
09-08-2010, 09:03 PM
what is that stuff like? They dont show it online and i would have to mail order it.

09-08-2010, 09:14 PM
lowe's sells i believe 6' sections of green steel edging. its like $11 per piece.

09-08-2010, 09:30 PM
wouldn't the rigid steel strips be a bother with freeze thaw cycles?

09-08-2010, 10:49 PM
I went to a steel supply company and ordered it. They just cut it from big sheets of steel. Then I hired a friend to weld it on site too rebar stakes. We had no real issues with movement.

I used to see huge expansion and contraction on plastic edging from heat and cold when I used to be around plastic edging.

09-16-2010, 03:44 AM
col-met steel edging is fairly easy to find around where I live. Just have to call around a few landscape supply places to find it. Or maybe ask Col-Met for a local supplier.



4 seasons lawn&land
09-16-2010, 07:05 PM
thanks. What is the thickest edging you guys have installed? The metal shop guy told me I wouldnt be able to bend 3/16 by hand.

09-16-2010, 07:59 PM
The other stuff we use sometimes is this stuff called Dura Edge by JD Russell. It is quite a bit thicker (and pricier). We buy it at one of our local irrigation / landscape supply houses.



09-16-2010, 09:24 PM

4 seasons lawn&land
09-16-2010, 09:39 PM
anyone know about bending it?

09-16-2010, 10:23 PM
I know it's fairly doable to bend the Col-Met stuff. I can't remember but I think the other one is pretty thick and difficult to bend.

4 seasons lawn&land
09-16-2010, 11:58 PM
Even the col-met stuff comes in 1/4 inch thickness which is huge. I want to use 3/16 which is really thick too.