How to install your 2xEDGE

Got a few minutes?

Great 'cause that's all you need to install 2xEDGE landscape staples!

In just three steps and a few taps of a rubber mallet - RELAX! - your project is done.

Video: all the steps

This short video shows the entire installation process. The detailed steps below supply complete instructions.

Tools you'll need

As with any project where you're using hand and/or power tools, we suggest you wear hand and eye protection.

Required tools

  • 16¬†ounce¬†rubber mallet

Optional tools

  • Saw (hand saw, circular saw, miter saw, etc.)
  • Speed square (to ensure your corners are set at the angle you desire)
  • Tape measure
  • Tools, e.g.,¬†garden trowel, hand rake, etc.,¬†for clearing the ground where you want to install your 2x4 lumber


For the best result, use a 16 ounce rubber mallet to install your 2xEDGE.

Installing 2xEDGE with a regular hammer will likely dent and deform the top - or crown - of the staple. Using a rubber mallet will make 2xEDGE installation fast and easy, and the end result will be a snug fitting 2xEDGE with crisp, clean lines.

Step 1

Place your 2x4 where you want it and ensure it is perpendicular to the ground.

Next, place the 2xEDGE over your 2x4 lumber where you'd like to install it.

Step 2

Using the thumb and fingers of your free hand, grip the 2xEDGE and hold each leg against the 2x4 in order to support the legs while you are hammering it into place.

Step 3

With a firm grip on the 2xEDGE and 2x4, strike the 2xEDGE squarely on its crown.

Continue to grip both the 2xEDGE and 2x4 while striking the 2xEDGE with your mallet until it is sitting level on your 2x4 and your 2x4 is firmly attached to the ground.


You're done!