Installation Guides & Tips

Easy Edge has been designed and developed for use as lawn edging, flower bed edging, garden cable, irrigation pipe protection, decorative garden feature and water feature edging.

Below you'll find a full installation guide (with downloadable PDF) and photo case studies for both Traditional and Artificial lawn types.

Quick Start Guide

  • STEP 1

    Step 1

    • Place easy edge onto pre watered or damp lawn, ensuring the soil has enough give for the teeth on the underside of Easy Edge to be embedded.
  • STEP 2

    Step 2

    • Connect easy edge together for the length of the trim you require.
    • Easy Edge is ideal for use along lawns, walls, flower beds and around garden features. It is also great for providing protection for cables or irrigation pipes.
  • STEP 3

    Step 3

    • Use the special wedge shapes connectors for going around curves, circles or shaped edging.
  • STEP 4

    Step 4

    • Lay out the full length of edging required and trim the end sections as required.
  • STEP 5

    Step 5

    • Gently ease each section of Easy Edge into the ground using your foot.
    • Ensure that each section is level and embedded into the ground leaving the top edge to provide a perfect edge at ground level. This will provide a great trim and edging and allow for your lawnmowers wheel to travel along.
  • STEP 6

    Step 6

    • Stand back and admire a job well done.

Easy Edge Install Process Video

Installation and Application Guide

Further Details

If you require any ongoing assistance with any of the Easy Edge products please get in touch at info@easyedgeuk.co.uk

How To Lay A New Lawn

How to make a lawn from scratch
  •  Ground preparation
    • The initial ground preparation is the same whether you are using seed or turf. 

    • Dig the area roughly to loosen it and remove existing plants, especially perennial weeds such as dandelions.

    • Rake the area to create a fine surface, removing larger stones, roots or other debris as you go.

    • Tread it thoroughly, shuffling forwards and putting the weight on your heels to firm the soil and eliminate soft spots.

    • Rake over again to level the surface and repeat the process until the whole area is uniformly firm and level.

    • Add a scattering of general-purpose fertiliser – around 35g a square metre of Growmore is ideal. Use canes to achieve an even spread.
  •  Laying Turf
    • Lay the first roll along one edge of the new lawn. Working from a plank to spread your weight, lay the next roll up to it, staggering the ends.

    • Butt adjacent rolls as tightly as possible. Any larger gaps can be filled with loose soil if necessary.

    • Use a sharp knife to cut around hard edges. Remember the lawn surface should be slightly proud of paths or edging strips so you can run the mower over the edge.

    • Cut neat edges against borders using a half-moon edging knife. Use a plank for straight edges or a length of hose to cut curves.

Grass v Turf - Which Should You Choose?

Autumn's approaching, and thoughts turn to lawns. Whether you're starting a new lawn from scratch or adding to an existing one, you face the same dilemma. Should you opt for the quick fix of turf or take your time and grow it from seed?

Which? Gardening took two identical areas that had previously been set up as typical small gardens (about 36 sq yd). Each featured a central path and was surrounded by fences and hedges. The soil in both gardens was cleared and prepared, then one was seeded and the other turfed. The progress of both lawns was monitored for two months, with both patches mowed when necessary.

  • Laying Turf

    Arguments for:

    • Once you’ve laid it, watered it and trimmed the edges turf looks good straight away, the joints knit together and you can sit on it after a week or so.
    • Cutting and fitting turf was a very satisfying job.

    Against: 

    • Expense. Top-quality turf costs £130 for 36 sq yd – in this case Rolawn , which is available nationally and delivered to your door. You may find good quality turf locally for less.
    • The rolls of turf were fairly heavy and awkward to move – worth bearing in mind if access to your garden is restricted.
    • Laying turf is more labour intensive than seed and it took about 40 minutes to complete the garden (not including soil preparation), but this included trimming the edges.

  • Sowing Seed

    Arguments for:

    • By far the cheaper option. Using a Best Buy grass seed cost just £14 for 2kg, with some left over for over-seeding gaps later. And once the ground had been prepared, it was quick and easy to sow.
    • It took about 10 minutes to sow and rake in.

    Against: 

    • Seed was sown in mid-May. Although the first shoots appeared quickly it took six weeks and several cuts before it began to resemble the turf lawn.
    • To prevent the local wildlife helping themselves to the seed, the area had to be netted after seeding, which was another hassle.
    • It took six weeks for the lawn to bind together before we could cut the edges and we also had to reseed some sparse patches.
    • It was much easier for weeds to invade the seeded lawn than when we used turf, given that there were a few bare patches.

Buying Tips: 
When choosing turf, unroll a few turves and check the quality. Turves should be even thickness, and between ½in and ¾in thick. The grass should be dense and mid to dark green with no yellow or brown patches. The turves should hold together when lifted carefully and the underside should be moist. Reject any poor quality turf that is dry or shrivelled, looks diseased or contains weeds.

The Verdict
If you have a small area and a bit of money to spare, turf is the quickest and easiest option. For larger areas seed is much cheaper, but be prepared to wait before you can use your lawn.