I was looking for something to go under the fence to make mowing easier, and to reduce the work with the string trimmer. The Mulch Edge Border worked like a charm. I used garden staples, although they weren't that necessary. I'm also using this border to create a natural rock / succulent garden for separation of different color rock areas. It's perfect and very easy to use. I would advise unrolling it and weighting down the ends before use if you are not going to staple it down.