Installing EverEdge is quick and easy – no extra pins, pegs or joiners
Installing EverEdge is one of the very few gardening jobs you only have to do once. EverEdge is made from 1.6mm steel that will last for generations. Because EverEdge is made from a single of piece of steel (the spikes and the edge are all made in one piece, there are no extra pins, pegs or joiners), it is very easy to simply hammer the spikes into the ground and slot the metre lengths together.
When installing edging between a lawn and garden bed EverEdge recommend that, where the two meet, the lawn is higher than the bed. Specifically the top of the edging should be at the bottom of the blade of grass. In this way the edge can be mown over and there is no need for whipper snipping. However, in some cases this is not possible and the edging needs to be installed above the grass. There is no problem with whipper snipping right up to EverEdge, the powder coating will not be damaged in any way by the nylon cutter of a whipper snipper.
Installing EverEdge requires just a heavy hammer or mallet and a screwdriver to push in the locking tongue. Either a plastic or wooden mallet should be used (the edging can be damaged with a metal hammer), it is also useful to use a block of wood between the hammer and the edging.
Firstly the edge should be prepared, the turf should be cut to get a nice clean face to install EverEdge against. If EverEdge is to be installed between a flower bed and path or driveway the bed should be neatly formed so that the edging can be placed against it.
Next, place the EverEdge in position. Scraping the spikes from left to right in the soil helps to seat it well. Ensure the EverEdge logo is facing the front and, preferably that the new piece being installed has the male section locking into the female (rather than vice versa).
Tap everything into place using a rubber or wooden mallet on a block of wood. Drive the EverEdge into the ground until the edge is just below the turf level. Interlock each length by slotting the tongue into the next length’s square hole.
Finally lock each length together by pushing in the locking tongue (using a screwdriver). It is only necessary to push to about 45 degrees.
IF THERE IS A PART OF A LENGTH LEFT OVER:
Since EverEdge comes in metre lengths it is generally possible to use complete lengths in any project (making the curves slightly larger will often use up any extra bit). However, sometimes there is part of a length left over. Generally we don’t recommend cutting off the extra bit, firstly because this involves using an angle grinder and secondly it can open up the galvanised and power coated finish to rusting. Instead it is very easy to make an angle and bend the extra piece along the wall or fence or whatever the edge has finished up against and ‘loose’ the extra amount in that way. The pieces of EverEdge can also be overlapped to use up the excess rather than slotted into one another.
CONTROLLING GRASS RUNNERS
EverEdge is very effective in controlling the runners from all forms of couch and kikuyu grasses. When 30 mms of the actual edge as well as the spikes is hammered into the ground this will stop 80% of the runners – unfortunately nothing will stop the ones that go metres deep and cross under roads but at least with the bulk stopped it isn’t such a big job pulling out the few than continue on…
For more information see the EverEdge Installation Video.
Form a new edge, or re-cut the existing edge deeper to effectively make a trench for EverEdge.
Place EverEdge in position scraping the spikes from left to right in the soil helps to seat it well. Ensure EverEdge logo is facing the front and that the new piece being installed has the male section locking into the female not visa-versa.
Using a rubber mallet or a hammer on a block of wood, drive the EverEdge into the ground until your edge is flush with the turf level.
Interlock the overlap as shown.
When all the EverEdge is installed press in the tongue using a screwdriver. Only push to about 45°.
Using either another piece of EverEdge or a length of timber EverEdge can be bent to the required angle before installing.