this edging was very sturdy and nice. I ordered extra pins because if you don't it will be a wavy effect if you try to get a straight line. Always order extra pins as there is not enough in the original order. When you order extra it keeps your edging in place and stops the wavy or "cheesy" look to edging. They are easy to put in just use a ballot to insert the pins and mark the area you want to put the edging in and it looks great. You can make a circle or an oblong or even a square the edging adjusts to what you want your edging to look like. After you put it in it is 2" above where you placed and put the pins in. It is soft and not hard like the old aluminum edging. I really like it.