Frequently asked questions

  • Edging
    • Difference between Aluminum and Steel?
      •  • Steel is more for commercial applications. It is very heavy, will rust and has a sharp edge. The aluminum products are for residential and commercial applications. It is light, flexible, durable, has a rounded top, will not corrode and is designed for professional or do-it-yourselfers.
    • Sizes
      • Lengths
        •  • There are 8' and 16' lengths.
      • Thicknesses
        •  • There are 1/8" and 3/16" thicknesses.
      • Heights
        •  • There are 4" and 5.5' heights.
      • Pack sizes
        •  • 1/8" thickness: The standard pack sizes are 80' (8' box), 120' (8' box) and 240' (16' box).
        •  • 3/16" thickness: the standard box size is 80' (8' box) or 160' (16' box).
    • Retail Stores/Distributors
      • Are there any retail locations or distributors in my area?
        •  • Although there aren't any distributors in your area we can ship to your door free all 8' boxes of aluminum edging, as well as lighting and paver restraints.
    • Safety
      • Is the aluminum edging sharp?
        •  • No. the aluminum edging is not sharp. In fact, it has a rounded top so people can actually step on it without a sharp edge. No need to worry about kids.
    • Water or salt conditions
      • Will the edging corrode or withstand water?
        •  • No. The aluminum edging will not rust or corrode.
    • Fading
      •  • The color of your edging will not fade overtime.
    • Painted Finish
      • Can the painted edging withstand weedwacker?
        •  • Yes. The aluminum edging is painted with a durable paint that will last for years and is manufactured and tested to withstand weedwacking?
      • Painted Colors
        •  • Black, brown or green
    • Use in Driveways
      • What thickness do you recommend for a driveway?
        •  • We recommend the 3/16 edging as you can drive over the top without damage.
    • Edging Thicknesses
      • I don't know what to order. The 1/8 or 3/16?
        •  • 1/8" is recommended for residential gardens, walking paths, tree rings. The 3/16" is recommended for high traffic areas such as driveways, restaurants, etc.
    • Colors
      • What colors does the edging come in?
        •  • Green paint, Brown paint, black paint, black anodized (electrolically treated), or mill (natural silver finish)
    • Black Anodized
      • What is black anodized edging?
        •  • This is an additional manufacturing process where the black color is "etched" into the aluminum. This is our premium product.
    • Cutting
      • How do I cut it?
        •  • Cut from the bottom up with a hack saw so you don't scratch the top should you slip. A skill saw with a blade for metal cutting works well too.
    • Stakes
      • How long are the stakes?
        •  • The standard stake is 12" in length and is made from reinforced aluminum. We also offer 18" stakes at an added price.
      • Are stakes included?
        •  • Yes stakes are included with all edging boxes.
      • How are the stakes installed?
        •  • The stakes slide through stake pockets punched out in the side of the edging. They slide through the stake pockets and then are hammered into the ground
    • End Stake adapters
      • How many come in a box?
        •  • Four
      • What are they used for?
        •  • Wherever you begin or teminate, you slide one of the four included end stake adapters on to the edging piece and a stake slides through the end stake adapter. The stake is then hammered into the ground securing the beginning or end of the edging run.
    • Partial box order
      • Can I order partial boxes?
        •  • Yes. This is considered a special order and can't be completed through the internet. There is a $20 broken pack fee for organizing a partial shipment.
    • Installation Instructions
      • Are there installation instructions?
        •  • Yes. The installation instructions can be found in the "Infor Center" at YardProduct.com. Also, the instructions will be sent with the order.
    • Sturdy
      • Is the edging sturdy?
        •  • Yes, the edging is sturdy but is flexible. It will bend to allow for nice curves or paths or outlining a garden but is sturdy and will hold its shape for years?
    • Angles
      • How do I make a 90 degree bend?
        •  • Yes. Many contractors use a 4 X 4 piece of wood and bend the aluminum around the wood to hold the 90 degree angle then back fill the trench with dirt to secure.
    • Beginning or End of Edging run
      • How is the beginning or end secured in the ground?
        •  • Wherever you begin or teminate, you slide one of the four included end stake adapters on to the edging piece and a stake slides through the end stake adapter. The stake is then hammered into the ground securing the beginning or end of the edging run.
  • Shipping Delivery
    • How long will it take to delivery?
      •  • Approximately 3 days for UPS shipments (8' boxes) and 3-4 days for LTL shipments (16' boxes)
    • Will I receive tracking information?
      •  • Yes. You will receive the tracking information the following day by way of email.
    • Do you delivery same day?
      •  • We keep a full stock of inventory. If you place an order before 2pm EST, your order will ship the same day. If after 2pm EST, your order will ship next day.
    • How much does shipping cost?
      •  • Free for 8' and 16' boxes of edging, paver restraints and lighting. Edging accessory orders without an edging box carry a $9.99 shipping charge. Shipping on tools is based on location. See the shipping page for more details.
    • Where is my shipment?
      •  • You can either enter your tracking information at UPS.com, Roadwayexpress.com, or we can find the delivery information for you.
    • Free Shipping
      • Is shipping free?
        •  • Yes we offer free shipping in the continental U.S.
  • Returns
    • What is your return policy?
      •  • Purchases made within 15 days are eligible for return for unopened boxes. Customer must pay originating and returning freight costs. All returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Return policy is also published at YardProduct.com