4 Reasons to Buy EverEdge Edging for Your Artificial Lawn
If you are installing artificial grass to replace an existing real grass lawn, then you must install some form of edging system.
That’s because you will need to retain the sub-base and laying course that must be installed prior to fitting your artificial turf. Without an edging system, the sub-base material would subside at the perimeter.
Another reason that it’s a good idea to install an edge restraint is to provide a surface to which you can secure the perimeter of your lawn. This is especially important if you have a dog or children, as otherwise they may be able to lift the grass at the edges.
In our previous article we revealed ‘6 Types of Edging System for Artificial Grass’, one of them being the steel edging known as EverEdge.
EverEdge is engineered from 1.6mm gauge galvanised mild steel which is coated with a corrosion-resistant brown, black, green or slate coloured paint finish.
This means that it’s a strong edging capable of retaining the perimeter of your synthetic turf, whilst also being protected from the elements.
Let’s take a look at four fantastic reasons why you should consider buying EverEdge as an edge restraint for your artificial lawn installation.
1. EverEdge is Easy to Install
There are two different types of EverEdge, the Classic and Atlas, which are suitable for an artificial lawn installation.
If you want to secure the perimeter of your lawn using U-pins, then we’d recommend using the Classic edging. If you want the ability to be able to glue the perimeter of your lawn directly to the edging, you should use the Atlas, which is designed exactly for this purpose. We would recommend this option if you have dogs or children as it will make it more difficult to lift up the edges of the turf.
EverEdge is available in 75mm, 100mm or 125mm depths (excluding the spikes). For most domestic artificial lawns, we’d recommend opting for the 75mm version as this will provide sufficient depth to install a 50mm sub-base and 25mm laying course.
One of the best things about EverEdge is the ease and speed with which it can be installed.
Each section of EverEdge is 1m in length and features a locking piece, allowing you to join two pieces together to create a solid, continuous edge.
To form curves, the EverEdge can simply be bent to form the desired shape.
The edging system is secured into position by driving the spikes into the ground. This is done by placing a small block of wood on top of the edging and striking it with a hammer.
This means that you can install several metres of EverEdge quickly and efficiently.
2. EverEdge can Create Sweeping Curves
Another fantastic benefit of EverEdge is that it can easily be shaped to virtually any radius, creating clean lines and flowing curves.
This gives EverEdge a distinct advantage over other types of edging, such as timber, sleepers and composite lumber.
The only way to achieve curves with those types of edging is to cut the timber into short lengths to create a roughly curved shape but the fact is, the curve will never flow quite like it could with EverEdge.
Therefore, if your lawn involves arcs rather than – or as well as – straight lines, we’d highly recommend that you use EverEdge to achieve beautiful flowing curves.
3. EverEdge Doesn’t Rot
Installing EverEdge is a great idea for a long-lasting edge restraint.
Any edge restraint used for an artificial lawn is going to be exposed to the elements and potentially spend the autumn and winter months having to cope with wet or damp conditions.
Due to its galvanised coating and thick layer of plastic powder paint, the manufacturers claim that it will not rust or rot for at least 15 years. This means that it will last just as long as your fake grass and it is especially useful for gardens that spend a large proportion of the year wet.
It’s made from either 1.6mm gauge galvanised steel, perfect for domestic garden lawns, or there’s a heavy duty 2.5mm version, which is ideal for commercial applications.
EverEdge makes for an excellent, long-lasting edge restraint for your artificial lawn as it will be capable of withstanding whatever weather conditions are thrown at it.
4. EverEdge can be Used to Secure the Perimeter of Your Lawn
When installing your fake lawn, it’s very important that you secure the perimeter to prevent it from being lifted at the edges, particularly if you have dogs or young children.
There are two ways in which you can use your EverEdge edging to secure the perimeter of your lawn.
Firstly, you can use the Atlas edging system, which is specifically designed for use with artificial grass. Its tabbed edges allow for the application of adhesive to secure the perimeter of the grass in position.
Alternatively, you can opt for the Classic EverEdge system and use a hammer to drive in our galvanised U-pins 100mm from the EverEdge, to secure the perimeter of your artificial lawn.
If you have dogs or children we’d recommend using the Atlas system as the glued edges of your artificial turf will be safely secured to the edging, preventing them from being lifted.
There are several different types of edging system that can be used for your artificial lawn installation, including timber, plastic, lumber, railway sleepers, paving or steel edging.
As you’ll have now realised, steel edging in the form of EverEdge makes for just as good a choice as any.
And, if you are adding sweeping curves and you don’t have any paving to use as an edge restraint, then in reality there isn’t currently any other option in the marketplace other than EverEdge.
With its long lifespan and ease of installation, this steel edging makes a strong case for being one of the best forms of artificial grass edging available.
Do you have any questions about choosing an edging system for your fake lawn? Or about using an EverEdge? Then why not leave your questions in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to help!