Installing plastic landscape edging along driveway

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Geo2199, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Geo2199

    Geo2199 LawnSite Member
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    Not sure if I'm posting this in the right section. I have a customer who I do alot of yard work for at her different rental properties. At one of her properties it has a small one lane driveway about 35 ft long. The grading slopes slightly towards the driveway and right by the garage the soil on both sides is almost 2in above the driveway. So every time it rains the mud washes in the driveway. She bought some plastic landscape edging for me to install along the driveway to block the mud. Can I install it just like I do around flower beds by digging a trench or do I need to use something else like brick or aluminum edging?
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  2. holmesgts

    holmesgts LawnSite Member
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    If its good plastic edging 5 or 6 inches it should work if you put down a couple inches below the driveway surface, secure it good and not tear the grass roots up anymore than needed. Over time the dirt that would have washed into the driveway will probably start to accumulate behind the edging thus creating a higher lip along the edge of the driveway.
     
  3. Geo2199

    Geo2199 LawnSite Member
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    There are some bushes on both sides where the driveway slopes down and very little grass on both sides beyond the bushes because the tenants Park on either side of the driveway so grass roots isn't an issue. I was going to dig it down 3in deep and place the plastic edge in the trench and Peck the dirt down on either side to stabilize the soil. Should I use landscape edge stakes or staples to secure it down to keep it from coming back up when the ground freezes?
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  4. holmesgts

    holmesgts LawnSite Member
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    The stakes will do a better job than the staples
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    We always use stakes on all plastic edging, from the sounds of what your trying to accomplish I would use a lot of stakes.
     

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