DIY with Midland: Bullet Edger Borders

April 27th, 2022

Not all landscaping projects have to be difficult. If you’re looking to enhance your curb appeal, one easy way to do so is adding a bullet edger border around a bush, mailbox, or tree.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bullet Edgers
  • Mulch or Rock
  • Trenching Shovel
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Cutter*
  • Rake/Shovel for spreading mulch/rock

Install Directions:

  1. Measure and stake out your project space before buying materials. This helps save you time and money!
  2. Using a tape measure, twine, and small wood stakes, measure out the perimeter or diameter of your project. Our bullet edgers is approximately 1 foot in length, so for simple math do your best to find a nice whole number. If your measurements come out to a fractioned number*, see below.
  3. Our bullet edgers are 4 inches high, so before digging your trenched perimeter, it is important to decide how much of the bullet edger you want to show. That will tell you how deep your trench needs to be. Once you have decided on the depth you need to trench the perimeter, use your trench shovel to unearth your desired amount of dirt.
  4. Once you've trenched your border, begin laying your bullet edgers down. Place them close together so the rounded end fits nicely into the curved cut out on the opposite end of the edger. Using a rubber mallet, gently tap them into place.
  5. After you have laid down your bullet edger border, utilize any unearthed dirt as backfill around your perimeter to stabilize your edgers.
  6. Now that your border is finished, it is time to lay down your mulch or rock! Starting from the center of your project, begin dumping and spreading your mulch or rock. Do your best to evenly distribute it throughout your newly bordered space with a shovel or rake.
  7. Once you have evenly distributed all your ground cover, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your hard work!

At Midland our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and products you need to complete your projects with ease. We carry all items needed to complete this project, saving you the time and hassle of running to multiple stores. We also deliver orders as well, creating the opportunity for you to get started on your project as soon as you wake up on Saturday morning.

If you have more questions about DIY projects with Midland, contact the location nearest you today.

*If your project’s border does not come out to an even number or you prefer to have the ends of your edgers cut, we can help you do so. When placing your order, be sure to speak with your Midland associate about the quantity of edgers you need and the length you need cut off.