DIY Bullet Edger Project

April 26th, 2022

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

What You’ll Need:

  • Bullet Edgers
  • Ground Cover- Mulch or Rock
  • Trencher
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Cutter*
  • Shovel/Rake for spreading ground cover

Install Directions:

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

At King’s our goal is to provide you with the products and knowledge you need to complete your projects with ease. We carry all the items you need 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 wake up on a Saturday and get started on your project.

If you have more questions about DIY projects with Kings, 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 ordering your bullet edgers, be sure to speak with your King’s associate about the length you need cut off and quantity of edgers you need cut.