As a retired professor of Landscape Architecture at Purdue University, I’m delighted to see a product so right for solving so many site maintenance problems. Channel Guard is the ideal solution to the homeowner’s headache of controlling the fire hose effect of water pouring from a gutter downspout. Used as an edging strip around any building, the Channel Guard filled with gravel or other small stone receives and diverts the water all around the building, letting it be distributed gently into the lawn, leaving no damage from concentrated erosion.
In addition, the Channel Guard strip is a neat looking edging strip. No weeds can penetrate the solid plastic structure of the Channel Guard. Since it is installed level with the lawn grade, detail grass trimming is virtually eliminated at the base of the house, around any structures, under fences, and by walls.
I recall giving so many lectures advising young designers to devise details to develop a solution to these problems, with results that were worthwhile, but difficult to construct. Channel Guard would have turned pages into a paragraph and produced much less work and much more satisfaction. It’s a terrific idea. I recommend the use of this product with enthusiasm and confidence.
– Don M.
I have used Channel Guard Edging for fences, splash blocks, and mow strips. It is easy to use and looks great! Gives the landscape a clean & finished appearance.
– Randy (Elkhart, IN)
I installed this product for a customer to prevent mud and mulch from splashing against the house during heavy rains. Required some light excavation with shovel and rake, set in place with landscape staples and fill with gravel – end of problem and the customer loved it!
– Jeff (Camp Hill, PA)
This is such a simple solution. It makes maintaining a clean edge. Each piece snaps together, making installation really simple. I also love that you can mow over it!
– Justin (Chicago, IL)