I have over a 1/3rd of an acre in town and have done extensive yard work since I bought my place 3.5 years ago. I say this because of all the edging items I've used this is by far my favorite, I will never use another product and am half considering removing the other crap I put in to use this product. I did order a box of extra matching plastic stakes and I find it was necessary with 100 ft plus multiple curves. If you're doing a simple circle or oval the ones supplied should work. The metal fabric stakes also work if you're in a pinch but the supplied stakes are very sturdy fyi.