Landscape Edging: An Apples-to-Apples Price Comparison (updated 2/23/2024)

Two-by lumber installed with 2xEDGE Staples to create a raised bed for a hosta.

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Hi there!

Curious about how the 2xEDGE landscape edging solution compares on price with other popular edging options?

2xEDGE Staples are a new and innovative approach to landscape edging. I recognize that it might be hard to think about how 2xEDGE stacks up against familiar edging options in terms of out-of-pocket costs.

With this post, my aim is to match 2xEDGE Staples head-to-head with a variety of popular options to give you a good sense of how the 2xEDGE solution compares on price.

Comparison Products

The edging products below, all included in this comparison, are "best sellers" and rated "most popular" on Home Depot's website:
  • Vigoro Ecoborder (rubber)
  • Landecor Edgestone (cement)
  • Vigoro Roman Stone (rubber)
  • Colmet Black Steel Landscape Edging (steel)
  • Suncast Border Stone (plastic)
  • Vigoro Wooden Half-Log Landscape Edging (wood and plastic)

Comparison At-a-Glance

Product Material Cost per
linear foot
Cost for
20 feet
2xEDGE solution Steel and wood $2.93 $58.57
Vigoro Ecoborder Rubber $2.75 $55.00
Landecor Edgestone Cement $3.18 $63.60
Vigoro Roman Stone Rubber $3.46 $69.20
Colmet Black Steel Landscape Edging Steel $3.15 $63.00
Suncast Border Stone Plastic $2.83 $56.60
Vigoro Wood Half-Log Landscape Edging Wood and plastic $4.66 $93.20


Product Criteria

To get as close as possible to an apples-to-apples comparison, I chose products based on several criteria. The landscape edging included here:

  • requires no digging or drilling;
  • is meant to contain organic or inorganic material like mulch or gravel;
  • holds at least 2- to 4-inches of organic/inorganic material; and,
  • can be installed in a straight border configuration.

Edging is compared on cost per linear foot which I determined by dividing the total product price by the number of linear feet the product covers.

Complete details about where I grabbed product data (Home Depot) and why, how I define "popularity", the commonalities the products share, and how I derived the cost per linear foot for each product is included in the Parameters section available below.

Comparison Project

Envision a straight border that is 20 linear feet long. It has mulch on one side of it, and grass on the other. With this picture in mind, we'll compare what it costs to make this border using the 2xEDGE solution and six other solutions.

2xEDGE Staples - Costs

To make a 20 linear foot long border with 2xEDGE Staples you'll need three 2xEDGE Staples and two 10-foot long pressure treated 2x4s (a standard off-the-shelf length available at any big box store, lumber yard, or local hardware store).

The cost of the 2xEDGE Staples for our straight border project would total $44.97 (3 staples x $14.99).

The cost of the lumber (purchased at Home Depot) would total $13.60 (two 10-foot pressure treated 2x4s @ $6.48/each.

  • Total all-in cost: $58.57 (staples + lumber)
  • Cost per linear foot: $2.93

 

Product Cost Comparison

2xEDGE vs Vigoro Ecoborder

EcoBorder (4.7-star rating / 3,085 reviews) sells for $10.98 for a 4-foot long piece. The price per linear foot is $2.75 ($10.98 ÷ 4 feet).

Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Vigoro_EcoBorder
2xEDGE solution Comparison products Vigoro EcoBorder
Steel and wood What's it made of? Rubber
$2.93 Price per linear foot $2.75 ✅
$58.57 Cost to create 20-foot border $55.00 ✅
The verdict: Using Vigoro EcoBorder you would spend $0.18 less per linear foot, and $3.57 less for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

2xEDGE vs Landecor Edgestone

Edgestone (4.8-star rating / 928 reviews) sells for $3.18 for a 1-foot long piece. The price per linear foot is $3.18 ($3.18 ÷ 1 foot).
Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Landecor Edgestone
2xEDGE solution Comparison products Landecor Edgestone
Steel and wood What's it made of Cement
$2.93 Price per linear foot $3.18
$58.57 Cost to create
20-foot border
$63.60
The verdict: Using Edgestone you would spend $0.25 more per linear foot, and $5.03 more for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

2xEDGE vs Vigoro Roman Stone

Roman Stone (4.6-star rating / 571 reviews) sells for $13.98 for a 4-foot long piece. The price per linear foot is $3.46 ($13.98 ÷ 4 feet).

Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Vigoro Roman Stone
2xEDGE solution Comparison products Vigoro Roman Stone
Steel and wood What's it made of Rubber
$2.93 Price per linear foot $3.46
$58.57 Cost to create
20-foot border
$69.20
The verdict: Using Vigoro Roman Stone you would spend $0.53 more per linear foot, and $10.63 more for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

2xEDGE vs Colmet 14-Gauge Black Steel Landscape Edging

Colmet (4.7-star rating / 357 reviews) sells for $126.00 for five 8-foot long pieces which comes to 40 feet of edging. The price per linear foot is $3.15 ($126.00 ÷ 40 feet).

Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Colmet Steel Edging
2xEDGE solution Comparison products Colmet Steel Edging
Steel and wood What's it made of Steel
$2.93 Price per linear foot $3.15
$58.57 Cost to create 20-foot border $63.00
The verdict: Using Colmet you would spend $0.22 more per linear foot, and $4.43 more for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

2xEDGE vs Suncast Border Stone

Border Stone (4.4-star rating / 1,210 reviews) sells for $28.29 for ten 1-foot long pieces. The price per linear foot is $2.83 ($28.29 ÷ 10 feet).

Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Suncast Border Stone
2xEDGE solution Comparison products Suncast Border Stone
Steel and wood What's it made of Plastic
$2.93 Price per linear foot $2.83 ✅
$58.57 Cost to create
20-foot border
$56.60 ✅
The verdict: Using Border Stone you would spend $0.10 less per linear foot, and $1.97 less for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

2xEDGE vs Vigoro Wooden Half-Log Landscape Edging

Half-Log Edging (4.1-star rating / 1,227 reviews) sells for $13.98 for one 3-foot long piece. The price per linear foot is $4.66 ($13.98 ÷ 3 feet).

Raised bed with a hosta made with 2xEDGE Staples Vigoro Wooden Half-Log Landscape Edging
2xEDGE solution Product comparison Vigoro Wooden Half-Log Landscape Edging
Steel and wood What's it made of Wood and plastic
$2.93 Price per linear foot $4.66
$58.57 Cost to create
20-foot border
$93.20
The verdict: Using Wood Half-Log Edging you would spend $1.73 more per linear foot, and $34.63 more for the completed project, than if you use 2xEDGE Staples.

 

Conclusion

I hope this cost comparison is useful as you consider your landscape edging options.

I'm sharing a few links below that show how to use 2xEDGE Staples in projects like the straight border installation in this comparison as well as many others.

Thanks for reading! 

 

2xEDGE How Tos

How Many 2xEDGE Staples Do I Need?

How To Install 2xEDGE Staples

How To Make a Mulch Bed in Your Garden (Easy DIY Guide)

 

Parameters

Product Pool: Home Depot

I used the Home Depot website to grab prices and specs on each option included in this comparison.

Why Home Depot?

According to a recent Axiom survey on gardening, Home Depot is the top place where U.S. gardeners go to learn about plants and gardening. Since gardeners are a major population that uses edging, limiting this comparison to options available at Home Depot makes sense.

"Popularity" Proxy

I pulled up Home Depot's Landscape Edging category and sorted the available list of edging options by "Best Sellers" and "Most Popular". I included products that had at least a 4 star (out of 5) rating and a minimum of 200 reviews.

Similarity: Installation Method

The 2xEDGE solution doesn't require digging or drilling meaning you can install by simply placing two-by lumber on top of the ground and then tapping 2xEDGE Staples into place with a mallet. I included edging options that also install using this no dig/no drill approach.

Similarity: Edging Height

The 2xEDGE solution is meant to contain organic or inorganic materials like mulch or gravel. Gardening experts recommend applying mulch between 2- to 4-inches thick. Therefore, the edging included in this comparison offers 2- to 4-inches of height. (For the 2xEDGE option, I use pressure treated 2x4 lumber which offers 3.5-inches of height.)

Similarity: Edging Project - a Straight Border

To keep things simple, the edging included in the comparison can be installed in a straight line to create a garden border. Think: grass on one side of the border and mulch on the other side. This is a typical, straightforward edging use-case.

Measurement: Cost Per Linear Foot

The options in the comparison come in pieces, some come in long rolls, some are just one piece, all cover varying lengths.

To level the playing field, I've taken each option and divided the cost of the option by the total number of feet of edging the option provides. This gives me the cost per linear foot for each option which makes it easy to compare costs across the options.

For example, let's say Option A costs $25.00 USD and provides 8-feet of edging, and Option B costs $40.00 USD and provides 10-feet of edging. Here's the formula to determine the cost per linear foot for each option:

Option A: $25.00 ÷ 8 feet = $3.13 per linear foot (rounded up from $3.125)

Option B: $40.00 ÷ 10 feet = $4.00 per linear foot

Now we can easily compare the cost of these two options: Option B costs $0.87 more per linear foot than Option A ($4.00 - $3.13 = $0.87).

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