Lawn & Border Edging Plastic Wood

Brown Plastic Lumber Used As Lawn Edging

This case study comes courtesy of a customer who was originally looking at standard lawn edging products to create a distinct break between his lawn and flower bed. Although the majority of the garden was straight, there was a large bend at the bottom of the customers garden meaning that the edging product they chose would need to be flexible amongst other qualities. Read on to see which product they decided to use and how it performed:

Choosing Plastic Lumber

Scott began to research online for the perfect lawn edging for him. He wanted a strong, easy to install, flexible, eco-friendly and long lasting edging that would compliment his garden and not need replacing a few years after installation. This is when he came across our website and our wide range of products. After briefly looking through our various lawn edging products and the multiple ways they can be used, he started reading up on our Plastic Lumbers and the fantastic benefits they carry:
Brown Plastic Lumber Edging - Choosing Lumber
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic
  • UV & Weather Resistant
  • Rot Resistant
  • Maintenance Free
  • Easy To Install
  • Long Lifetime

Scott was so impressed with the lumber, that after measuring up his garden, he ordered enough brown lumber and brown EcoPic garden stakes to create and secure a border against the full length of his turf.

Installing Plastic Lumber Edging

Scott received his lumber edging and stakes 3 working days later via pallet delivery to his home address. He stored these until the following weekend when he would install his edging.

Scott began by using two U-Pins and a piece of string to give him a straight line where he would install the lumber. From here he began to dig a small trench the same width and depth up the full length of the garden, he made the trench a little wider than needed so he could fit in the staples and fill it back in with the removed soil.

With the trench now dug Scott could begin installing his edging. He placed the lumber one at a time in to the trench and then pushed in two staples behind each plank to ensure it was pushed right up against the turf. Scott then back filled the trench to ensure there was no room for the edging to move if blow by the wind, stepped on or hit by a ball etc.

Scott repeated this procedure until the entire trench had been filled with lumber edging. Scott told us how simple the edging was to install and how easy it was for him to bend and manipulate the edging to fit the curve of his garden using just his hands.


Scott was and still is incredibly pleased with his plastic lumber. They helped him create a definitive break between his lawn and flower bed so there would be no chance of any soil migrating onto his grass. The lumber also compliment the other colours of his garden very well whilst not standing out and taking the attention from his well kept turf.

A huge thank you to Scott for using our edging for sending in the fantastic photos of his project to allow us to create this case study. Should you have any images of your project to share or have any questions regarding any of our products then please do not hesitate to contact us.

2 Replies to “Brown Plastic Lumber Used As Lawn Edging

  1. I am in I interested in the brown plastic lawn edging for a woodland area.
    Is it possible to be sent a small sample of it?

    1. Hi Jane,

      Thanks for your comment. Please could you give us a call on 01246 589021 to discuss this with a member of our customer service team.

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