I constantly have mulch coming onto my driveway and walkway. I need a simple and clean edge to keep things in place.

 

I thought about using a hard edge… putting bricks along the side of my walkway… but that is a lot of material and pain.

 

I decided to just buy a simple NO DIG edging product. Here it is.

 

Materials:

+ The No Dig Kit. It comes with some 8in plastic spikes.

+ I used a plastic mallet for brick work. You can use a hammer.

+ I bought some extra 10in metal spikes (left over from a previous project)

 

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UPDATE:

I have stood outside during a torrential rain storm (under and umbrella) and watched how well this works. Rain passes under the edging… so the mulch does not float away. My mulch is on a graded hill though and I have some rocks under the mulch to help water flow. This has held up well. The occasional mulch comes over from wind… but all in all it holds them back well. I have noticed on hot days the edging can flax a bit… so the more spikes you use closer together, the less issue you should have. It is nice and flexible… I did not want a hard edge in case you drive on or step on it (By accident).

Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $30 Difficulty: Easy

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
Here you can see the problem. Mulch just coming over on my nice walkway I put down. I extended my driveway using some left over bricks I had from another project!
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keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I pushed all the mulch out of the way to make room for the edging.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
Here is the product. I got a 40ft kit, but I had some leftover stakes from a different projects so I will use them up here (Some are long metal spikes).
See Material list at the top.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I started with a metal 10inch spike to anchor it down.
You can see my gutter run off pipe I have… I have 2 gutters connected underground that some out here onto some rocks to prevent run off. It works well. I started this edging just past it so it did not interfere with water.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I added a plastic spike every 4-5 holes. Depending on if I hit a rock or or the curve started earlier.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
It goes down very quickly! Looking good so far.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I was surprised how easily I could turn a sharp corner. I just needed some extra spikes to keep things in place.
It also cut very easily with some shears.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I had a little extra so I put it on the other side… it is fine that it did not go all the way up the walkway to the trash cans… because I built that on an incline… so mulch tends to stay in place.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
Here is the final look. Clean edge. I can even “accidentally” step on t without it moving around. Holds that mulch back nicely.

 

keep that mulch off your driveway with a clean crisp edge
I just use the blower along the edge to keep it looking nice and clean!
So… in the end this product as a great buy. Easy to install if you have extra spikes… Turns a curve nicely too!
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