View Full Version : Where to buy steel edging?

matthew horner
04-02-2004, 10:53 PM
I need to buy some edging to hold back a pea-gravel/paver walkway. Where can you get this short notice? Does lowes or Home depot have it?
Also, what is the cost?

04-02-2004, 11:11 PM
lowes 8.99 for 8ft

Rex Mann
04-02-2004, 11:14 PM
Are you using the edging to hold the PG from the pavers or using it to hold the pavers in place?

If using it to hold the pavers then you need to use a paver edge restraint. HD does sell it in 8' lenghts.

I am not sure about the steel landscape edging. I thought that was old school?



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04-02-2004, 11:16 PM
Try John Deere Landscaping.

matthew horner
04-03-2004, 12:14 AM
I don't know if its old school, but I like it, its hard to beat steel (sorry, pun). I'm primarily using it for pea gravel border.


04-04-2004, 06:06 PM
HD and Lowes sell it, but in my area, their edging is inferior to what I get at some of my nurseries. I usually buy at John Deere landscapes.


04-04-2004, 06:32 PM
jdl is the place to buy round here too.


04-05-2004, 10:52 AM
try am leonard. I was looking in hteir catlog th other day. they have the heavy duty 1/8" thick epoxy coated steel edging some may have seen used on this old house.

04-05-2004, 11:09 AM
Here's the company we use..www.olyola.com

04-05-2004, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Craftybigdog
lowes 8.99 for 8ft

The lowes edging works just as good

04-30-2004, 10:28 AM
my local irrigation supplier carries steel landscape edging. The problem with the lowes stuff (at least round here) is that the stakes are attached to the edging when you get it. PITA! the stuff i buy from my irrigation people has the stakes bundled seperate. Cost about $8.00 for 10 feet.

D Felix
05-01-2004, 10:54 AM
Use 3/16" if you can. We just installed some 1/8" (was given 1/8" instead of 3/16" by mistake), and the difference was night and day.

If you have a lot of tight curves to make, use the 1/8". You really shouldn't have that many to make anywhere though. The 3/16" is stiffer, which makes it easier to pound in and to hold it's shape.

We use 16' sections we get from our wholesale nursery. I don't know the brand of edging though. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH STAKES!!! Not only did they give us the wrong size, they also shorted us on stakes. For our 16' sections, here's how to figure how many stakes you need:
# sections * 6 stakes each + 2 stakes per end piece

If you have corner pieces (90 degree) also figure on 2 stakes per corner piece.

Then grab about 6 more, invariably you will need them for something!:)


05-04-2004, 10:15 AM
The Lowe's in Sanford does not have it. Says it did not move well, but I think maybe the Aberdeen or Cary stores may have it.

05-04-2004, 04:10 PM
I get 3/16" from my local nursery for $7.75 for 10 feet. And it comes with 4 stakes.