Goodman, who installs landscaping and hardscaping such as walks and patios, got tired of dealing with brick pavers that separated because the edging spikes moved in the ground. So he designed one with an angled tip that stays in place better.
The tip causes the Edgetite spike to be driven into the compacted base at an angle, so the head of the spike pushes against the edging and keeps the bricks in place. Freezing and thawing of the ground only forces the spike tighter against the edging rather than pushing it away.
The spikes can be ordered from suppliers listed at www.edgetite.com. One dealer, MCP Supply, sells them for $65 a box plus $30 shipping and also offers volume pricing.
Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal
More Home and Garden Headlines
Plant of Merit: Potentilla “Longacre” Now's the time to get your lawn back to beautiful Home & Garden calendar Old children’s toys good for collection, but not for use Grant Plant Pick: Podocarpus nivalis Tips for choosing fun new shades for your tired old lamps and chandeliers Smart homes help make homeowners wise Antique children’s toys can still be worth something
Our to-do list full of ideas for your weekend
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.