Very pleased with the 15" straightcurve flex edging , looks great and was easy to install. Really nicely designed product. The videos were really helpful.
I received my order quickly , and the customer service was great .Thank you so much Erin for your help . I went with the post style bracing we just pounded it into our clay soil which two strong guys and a big sledge hammer ,very secure though.
Terrific customer service, product arrived promptly, quality product. Luckily I was able to maneuver it alone. The packaging was a bit sloppy, lacking cardboard over the thin edge. I'm waiting for the 22 inch high version to become available to complete my project.
I've been looking for a retraining wall solution for my Holly yard for quite q while. This was cost effective, easy to install, and looks great. I highly recommend.
One thing to note, the set of bracing anchors includes only one brace. It was unclear based on the description and the photos (I'd assumed a set contained 2) so I had to order more after my initial order arrived.
Overall, I would buy again. It's a great product.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Do I really need anchors or bracing? If so, how many do I need? Which style do you recommend?
Yes, anchors/bracing are important to the long-term stability of the edging. In almost all cases, 2 per section is recommended. There are 2 choices: 1. The universal turnbuckle style simply clips to the back of the edging bracket and is extended via a chain diagonally where a peg is pounded into the ground. 2. The anchor post is screwed to the side of the bracket on the back of the edging and pounded into the ground vertically. The anchor post works well in normal soil conditions. Concrete should be used around the post. The universal turnbuckle brace works both in normal and soft ground conditions. Please note that in soft ground conditions, concrete is recommended around the peg and nails as well. As far as ease of install. Neither is hard to install, but the Universal turnbuckle style is probably the easier of the 2 methods. Note: When connecting 2 flexible Sections together to form a circle you would not need bracing, anything larger you would.
Can the rigidline and flexline be joined together?
Yes, the rigidline and flexline both have the same connectors, so they can be joined together. In fact, the 9.5”, 15.75”, and 22” can all be connected together at the top. This helps in situation where there is a slope, and you need to bury a portion of the edging.
What type of saw should I use if I need to cut the edging?
The manufacturers recommend an angle grinder. The main point in selecting a saw to cut with is that it uses a metal cutting saw blade and that you are comfortable using it. If you are not comfortable using a saw, we highly recommend getting a professional’s assistance.
When do I need to use a joining sleeve?
Joining sleeves are used to reconnect edging that has been cut. If you cut the edging, therefore cutting off the pre-built in connectors, and then need reconnect it to another piece and joining sleeve is used to re- join the pieces.
What is included in the price of a single section of edging?
Included in the price of the edging are 1 – 7 foot section, a joining plate to connect the edging to the next section, and 5 long twisted nails. Bracing/anchors, premade corners, and joining sleeves are purchased separately.
What are the dimensions of the corners?
Each arm of the corner is 10 inches. So, 10 inches, then the 90 degree bend and another 10 inches.
Hi! I am in the process of re-landscaping. How much of this would I need to order to create a 6' diameter circular garden with a 3' diameter insert . . . and how many braces would I need? Thanks so much!
I am so sorry for the delay in response.
A couple of things:
The 3' diameter ring wouldn't be possible with this particular edging (due to the flexiblility of the product) as the minimum diameter you would be able to make is 4.5'. This can be done by connecting 2 sections together.
For a 6' diameter ring, you would need 2.66 pieces of edging, so a total of 3. You would have to cut a piece off and then you would need an joining sleeve to reconnect. If your project allows for a slightly larger circle, it is always recommended...and easier to use the full lengths of the sections and just connect 3 sections together. 3 sections would give you a diameter of 6.76'.
You wouldn't need bracing. Bracing is recommended for long runs, but the nature of the circle would support itself.
So, for your project, with the suggestions, you would need a total of 5 sections. (and 1 joining sleeve if you want to make the cut for the 6' circle)
There's a great video that shows how to install circles (especially the smaller one) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAF5Ht8Oe5Y
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please let me know!!
Would this be usable in a veggie garden and be food safe or just for plants?
I am so sorry for the delay in response. Yes, the steel edging is pefectly safe for us in vegetable gardens. It is mostly composed of Neat Iron (Fe) around 98 percent. The other elements in much smaller increments are:
So, nothing in there that should be of any harm when growing veggies.