Benefits of Plastic Playground Borders
Plastic border edging is a great way to create distinctive borders for all types of surfacing on the playground. Many customers also use them for landscaping. Our border timbers have no splinters (unlike wood) or preservative chemicals. They’re easy to install — you don’t need any expertise or special tools to put them in. Our black borders are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic.
Plastic borders with a length of 4 feet and a height of 12 inches are available in black and green. However, you can special-order border timbers of other colors. Please note that other colors are considered special production runs and may require more time to manufacture.
Fortunately, Fitting plastic borders together is easy. The ends of the border sections overlap, and they are fastened in place with a galvanized spike. Just line the borders up where you want them to go, drive the spike into the ground using a mallet or sledgehammer and the job is done.
These borders are manufactured from polyethylene. This design makes them very sturdy. The plastic borders are not solid, but hollow and they only weigh 9 lbs. Our company uses these borders in its own commercial jobs installing playgrounds throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
Length: 52 inches (4 feet, 4 inches). But for measuring purposes, the border timber is an exact 4′ long, since each one overlaps with the next. Width: 4 inches. Height: 12 inches.
Pricing for Plastic Playground Borders
4' x 12" Black Plastic Border (+1 Spike)
$33.50 per unit + spike
4' x 12" Green Plastic Border (+1 Spike)
$44.50 per unit + spike
Note: These timbers are shipped from the manufacturer to anywhere in the USA.
For your information, our pricing includes the vertical spike with each plastic border (1 per border) but does not include shipping. Please note that any seasonal discounts shown on this website apply to plastic borders that we ship out, not the borders sold at our facility in Maryland. Please also note that the design of the borders may be slightly different than the designs shown above in photographs.
If you are located in the Maryland – DC – Virginia area, you can pick up plastic borders at our facility
PRICING IN MARYLAND – VIRGINIA – WASHINGTON, DC
1 to 10 units: $46.50 each 11 to 20 units: $46.00 each
21 to 40 units: $45.50 each 41 to 80 units: $45.00 each
There’s no freight charge for pick up!
Our plastic borders are made from roto-molded plastic. They’re sturdy, but they’re not flexible. If you’re working on a project with very specific dimensions, you can order our Adjustable End Piece. This is a “skeleton” mini-border section that can be slid into a regular plastic border. It lets you trim a border to a specific length. To install an End Piece, you cut an existing border section vertically to the length you need. Then, you slide in the End Piece. And presto change-o, you have a border section that will fit snugly into the remaining space you have in your project.
Our plastic border timbers overlap and attach together using vertical steel spikes. But if you’re using the borders to create a straight line that does not meet up with another border section, you can fill in the small gap at the end of each border using a separate piece known as a “filler end.” These are small, hollow blocks of plastic that are molded to the dimensions of the opening at the end of the border. They’re available for borders in heights of 8″, 9″, and 12″.
Watch our video on Playground Plastic Borders!
How to Order Playground and Garden Borders
Most of our customers are schools, businesses, municipalities, churches and various organizations. These borders are particular great with gardens and playgrounds or any other type of project you are working on.
1. Determine how many border timbers you will need for your project. Calculate the linear length and width of your project and divide that the length of the timber. (Example: If you have a length of 20 feet and width of 8 feet, you will need 14 of the 4′ plastic borders.
2. Fill out the request an estimate form or call us for an estimate at 877-840-0707. An estimate will include the price of the plastic borders plus the cost for shipping.
3. We will email you back a custom quote. Once you are satisfied, you can call us back and pay over the phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Checks and Purchase Orders.