If your garden needs a boost, perhaps it’s time to rethink your edges. Installing new edging is one of the easiest, fastest ways to improve the overall appearance of your garden. Whether you want to dress up a swath of perennials, draw attention to a bench in the distance, or simply keep gravel in bounds, freshening up your edges often does the trick.
For smooth, sinuous curves, it’s tough to beat bender board. The pliable material flexes easily and is relatively inconspicuous, with its top barely visible aboveground.
Dig Down into the ground exposing as little as possible. 3/4" recommended as this reduces thermal expansion.
Secure slip joint using two standard stakes mounted on opposing sides.
Slip joints must be able to contract and expand as temperatures change. Always install with the gap specified below:
1X4 Board: 1/4" - 1/2"
2X4 Board: 1/2" - 3/4"