Installation of Garden borders

ECCOborders POLYBORD do not need to be anchored in stabilized sand, screed or concrete. The appropriate nails can be placed in the topsoil.

1

Create the outline

Create the outline using a measuring tool and a rope

Create the outline
2

Only for curved lines: Cut the connecting bridges

This step is only necessary if ECCOborders POLYBORD borders are installed in curved lines! Cut the required amount of connecting bridges using a tree cutter or wire cutter.

cut the connecting bridges
3

Connect the borders

Connect the ECCOborders POLYBORD borders using the tongue and groove system

Connect the borders
4

Install the borders

Attach the ECCOborders POLYBORD borders to the desired position using the appropriate steel anchors (3 pieces per running meter).

install the borders
5

Optional: Installation of an electric cable or garden hose

To fasten the cable we recommend using cable ties

Installation of an electric cable or garden hose

ECCOborders BASIC do not require anchoring in stabilised sand, screed, or concrete. The stakes can be placed in the topsoil. The border is always installed with the notch (V shape) towards the side to be surfaced (e.g. ECCOgravel sheets, tiles, paving blocks, etc.), and the groove towards the soft side (e.g. lawn, flower bed). The step-by-step instructions are included below:

1

CREATE THE OUTLINE

Create the outline using a measuring device and a piece of string.

CREATE THE OUTLINE
2

STRIKE THE STAKES INTO THE GROUND

Strike the supplied stakes into the ground. The stakes are 43 cm tall, meaning they will be solidly anchored without the use of concrete or screed, allowing them to be used as a lever to create angles and flowing shapes.

STRIKE THE STAKES INTO THE GROUND
3

TAP THE TOP ONTO THE STAKE

Tap the supplied top or cap onto the stake using a hammer.

TAP THE TOP ONTO THE STAKE
4

AFFIX THE BORDERS TO THE TOPS

Affix the borders to the supplied tops/caps using 2 self-tapping screws (also supplied).

AFFIX THE BORDERS TO THE TOPS
5

AFFIX THE BORDERS TO EACH OTHER

Connect the borders to each other using the supplied bolts and nuts. Each border has a male and a female side to facilitate attachment.

AFFIX THE BORDERS TO EACH OTHER
6

REPEAT STEPS 2 TO 5

REPEAT STEPS 2 TO 5

1

Select the area

Select the area where you want to install your ECCOborders ALUBORD with a ½ inch garden hose or a cable or marking paint.

2

Cut a gap

Use the spade or edge cutter to cut a gap for the installation of the ECCOborders ALUBORD with an edge as vertical as possible. The depth of the edge should be adjusted to the desired processing depth of the ECCOborders ALUBORD. The width of the edge should be sufficient to receive anchor sets. A width of approximately 5 cm is recommended for ECCOborders ALUBORD.

3

Mounting the borders

Place your ECCOborders ALUBORD in front of you. You should first level the surface in such a way that the ECCOborders ALUBORD are positioned horizontally and can be pushed together smoothly with the telescopic connections. You can easily remove any cutting edges (burrs) from the telescopic connections in order to ensure an easy connection. To avoid soiling of your profiles, it is advisable to lay down a protective film or fabric to keep the ECCOborders ALUBORD clean. Before connecting the long ECCOborders ALUBORD profiles, specify the locations where your anchor sets (pocket and anchor) should be placed. Then simply push the pocket to the desired anchor point, if possible away from strong bends, in order to obtain an optimal bending radius. The punched side of the anchoring set should be on the desired anchoring side, for example, on the side of the flower bed. In this way you will obtain a continuous surface, which is not interrupted by perforations for the anchors. TIP: You can also use the anchor pocket as a connector to achieve a seamless connection without misalignment and at the same time fasten the anchor to this anchor pocket.

4

Connecting the borders

Connect the ECCOborders ALUBORD: After placing the anchor pockets, take the ends of the respective profiles with telescopic connections and simply put the ends of the ECCOborders ALUBORD over each other so that they overlap about 4 cm. If you do not want an overlap, but rather a seamless view, use the connectors (8 cm long) that are pushed onto the same side as the anchor sets as a result of which the anchor set and the connector are on one level. Then slide the other ECCOborders ALUBORD onto the connector until the 2 long ECCOborders ALUBORD butt against each other.

5

Placement and anchoring

Insert the connected ECCOborders ALUBORD into the gap, place them vertically and align the ECCOborders ALUBORD in height and length. Then fix the ECCOborders ALUBORD with the anchors in the pushed-on pockets and set the ECCOborders ALUBORD straight and to the desired height. Then hammer down the ground anchors in the end position until stop.

6

Finishing

Now press down the soil on both sides of the aluborder and level the surface according to your requirements.

The ECCOborders Betotop profiles are placed on top of a concrete curb. These are self-locking, they cannot move after placement. Upon request the profiles can be attached to the curbstone with some cement.

ECCOborders DELTA borders can be quickly installed and fixated in stabilised sand or screed (150 kg cement/m³) thanks to the sloping sides.

1

DIG A TRENCH

Dig a trench. The depth of the trench must be about a third of the height of the borders.

DIG A TRENCH
2

CREATE THE OUTLINE

Set out a few stakes along the trench and tie a piece of string along them. This will help to place the borders correctly and in a straight line.

CREATE THE OUTLINE
3

PLACE THE FIRST ECCOBORDERS DELTA

Place the first ECCOborders DELTA border and ensure that it is placed straight. Tamp the border with a hammer or trowel.

PLACE THE FIRST ECCOBORDERS DELTA
4

VERIFY THAT THE BORDER IS LEVEL

Use the spirit level to verify that it is nicely horizontal.

VERIFY THAT THE BORDER IS LEVEL
5

PLACE THE REMAINING ECCOBORDERS DELTA

Then place the remaining ECCOborders DELTA into the trench and fixate the borders with stabilised sand or screed.

PLACE THE REMAINING ECCOBORDERS DELTA