Steel Landscape Edging With Steps
Step adds dimension and functionality to a sloping yard or provides a visual transition to a porch or hill garden. With steps, steel landscape edging opportunities mean more than placing a pot plant on each level. Choose color, lighting and contrasting textures to integrate steps into an environment, creating a seamless landscape that welcomes and directs guests.
Review the steel landscape edging around your steps and make a landscape plan. Decide if you remove all the grass, weeds and unwanted growth on the top, bottom and sides of the stairs. Note whether the bottom or top of the steps needs a paved walkway. Install a smooth walkway from the base of your steps to the driveway or from the top of the steps to your home to make it easy for guests to find their way. Dig a 4-inch trench along the path and spread a 4-inch layer of gravel or lay bricks or tiles for a natural pathway that complements your plants and grass.
Remove weeds and unwanted growth around the stairs. Turn the soil and rake it until smooth. Mixing a 3-inch layer of native soil is mixed with compost in the ground on either side of the staircase and near the upper or lower planting areas. Water the soil to determine if there are any problems of drainage or erosion. If the water does not penetrate the soil after a few minutes, adding more compost or sand will improve the steel landscape edging in the clay soil. If water tends to puddle at the bottom of the stairs, dig a drainage ditch to steer the runoff away and fill the ditch with river stones so that it does not become a sham.