Steel Garden Edging

Are you in search of durable steel lawn edging to neatly define your garden beds and borders? Look no further. Our range of high-quality steel garden edging from Steelscapes offers superior strength and longevity to create a neat border for your lawn, flower beds, paths, or driveways. 

Our steel garden edging is primarily made from mild steel and offers a wide range of options to cater to your specific needs and budget. You can choose from various heights, custom lengths, and thicknesses of 3mm and 6mm. This versatility allows you to create beautiful curves, angles, and shapes to suit your personal style and preferences.

Benefits and Features of Our Steel Garden Edging

Unmatched Strength and Durability

Steel thickness is the most crucial factor for the strength and durability of steel garden edging. The millimeters count! Our 3mm and 6mm thick mild steel edging options provide commercial-grade toughness to withstand years of use.

Seamless Installation with Our Unique Joining System

All of our steel edging is supplied with bolts and an overlapping plate joining system, ensuring no visible fixings on the surface. The overlapping plate is the same thickness as the edge, this ensures curves flow through joins uninterrupted. The strong nuts and bolt fasteners provide a tight, secure join. With this durable joining system, you can pre-assemble long spans for quick and easy installation.

Simple DIY Installation

Installing our steel lawn edging is a straightforward process with basic tools. Simply prepare the site, secure the stakes, and tighten the bolts with a 15mm spanner or socket. A drill is only needed when rejoining any cut ends using the joining kit. With multiple height options and internal or external corner pieces, you can achieve any shape or length.

Versatile Height and Length Options

Choose from 5 height options for our 6mm thick steel edging and 3 heights for our 3mm thick steel edging. We also offer custom-length steel lawn edging to meet your specific requirements. You can order them online from our website or contact us.

If you need to cut the edge to length, our joining kit provides a simple means of reconnecting the cut end to the rest of the edge. You can find more information in our installation guide.

Stakes with Enhanced Grip

Our angle iron stakes have a greater surface area in contact with the soil than the more common round stakes, reducing their movement in the ground. The angle iron sleeves surround the stakes providing a secure fit against the edge.

Create Beautiful Curves

One of the many advantages of mild steel is its natural flexibility and its ability to create flowing curves with little effort. Despite its thickness, even our 6mm steel edging can create a complete circle with a diameter as small as 4 metres, while the 3mm thick edging can achieve down to 2 meters.

Weathering and Longevity

Upon delivery, your edging will have no rusting. Full weathering of the steel takes 6 to 9 months. Our 6mm edge boasts a lifespan of over 25 years, while the 3mm option can exceed 20 years. Maintenance is generally unnecessary, as we recommend embracing the weathered brown patina of the steel.

Selecting the Right Steel Garden Edging

Consider the Thickness

Our edging is available in two thicknesses, 3mm and 6mm and both are durable. The 6mm option offers extra strength, it's 20% thicker than competitors' 5mm edging, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. To learn more about which thickness option of steel edging suits your needs, you can refer to our article titled “Choosing the Right Steel Edging Thickness Made Easy!”.

Choose the Height

We offer heights ranging from 75mm to 300mm. Measure your area and determine the desired prominence of your garden border.

We suggest burying half the edging for driveways and paths, therefore the height of the edging needed is determined by how much of it should be visible. Typically, we suggest our 75mm high edging mainly for border applications.

Calculate the Length

Measure the linear footage required for edging and order accordingly. We offer pre-cut lengths and full rolls to accommodate projects of all sizes.

Select Accessories

Our edging comes with the required accessories. You can order corner pieces and jointing kits tailored to your project's size and site conditions. If you’re unsure about which accessories to use, feel free to check out our article on choosing steel garden edging accessories. It provides valuable insights and recommendations to help you make the right choices for your needs.

Choose Between Rolls or Pre-Cut Lengths

For large installations, full rolls may be preferable, while smaller projects benefit from pre-cut, easy-to-handle straight lengths.

Self-Installation of Steel Garden Edging

If you prefer a DIY approach, our self-fit steel edgings and jointing kits simplify the process, you can choose from:

  • steel edging with stakes, sleeves, and welded bolts on the unseen side
  • internal and external steel edging corner pieces for angles and curves
  • required fixings, joining plates and nuts for connecting sections or corners

How To Install Steel Garden Edging Yourself

  1. Prepare the site by digging a trench along the edge.
  2. Lay out the steel edge sections in the trench, joining them with plates and nuts.
  3. Cut and reconnect the edge as needed using the joining kit.
  4. Secure the edge in place by hammering the stakes through the sleeves.
  5. Backfill the trench with soil and compact it.

For more detailed instructions, refer to our installation guide.

Installation Tips for Lawn Edging

For lawn edging, we recommend aligning the edge with the height of the soil, allowing the grass layer to rise above the edge. This facilitates easy trimming with edging shears or a strimmer.

When to Install During A Landscaping Project?

Two best times to install our steel edging during landscaping:

  1. Early in the grounds works process after excavating driveways and paths but before adding the subbase. Use the edging to retain hardcore and build up levels inside the border. This provides a clear framework.
  2. After laying the hardcore base but before compacting. Set edging into the hardcore layer and create a shallow trench. Compact the hardcore then install the final surface.

Build up ground levels on both sides during construction to prevent heavy machinery pressure on one side.

For new borders, install them prior to planting. For new lawns, install before final soil levelling. Use the edging as a guide for soil heights.

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