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How to measure your yard for Beuta landscape edging

How to measure your yard for Beuta landscape edging

So you want to install beautiful edging with Beuta but just don’t know where to get started as far as measuring goes. Not to fret, because we’ve got you covered! 

We want to make this experience as smooth as possible for you. Measuring your yard could pose a challenge for you if you aren’t sure where to start.

The installation process is a breeze and can be completed in no time, but you might need to do a few calculations first. 

Check out our process in real-time with this video and see all the tools and best advice from our hosts: Sam and Anna! 

These landscape experts will help you make your calculations as accurate as possible so that when you receive your edging, you can get straight to the installation to leave you with stunning results.

Read on to hear us break down the process for you. 

In simplest terms, here are all the tools you will need and how to easily measure!


  • Measuring tape
  • String
  • Anchoring spikes
  • Paint spray
  • Gloves
  • Paper 
  • Pen 

Also, as a friendly side note, these items are not required but what worked for our team measuring around the she-shed. 

Step 1 

Make measurements

With the measuring tape in hand, measure the distance from the she-shed to the desired length of space (or the item that the blocks will be closest to) and place your anchoring spike in the ground. 

Ours measured about 2ft, so if this is the length you prefer, you can keep measuring the space out sporadically around the perimeter of the shed.

Once you’re finished, you will want to tie a knot on the anchoring spike that you started with and make it taught. This is important for accurate measurements. 

Continue to lace the string through the spikes and tie it at the end. 

Step 2

Gather your measurements

Once you have created your imaginary garden bed with your string, you can then map out your measurements on a pad of paper with your pen. Do this as you go so that you can keep track of your measurements. 

Our experts recommend using string or rope to map out the lengths and design if you want to create curve designs.

Once you have it laid out, you can then remove the string, make it taught, and measure it.

 Keep in mind that since it was initially curved before measuring, the measurements will be more approximate than accurate.

Step 3

Determine your total lengths

This is where you will get the total number of 4-foot sections and any function blocks needed. 

Measurements of blocks reference

  • Beuta block sections are approximately 46.75 inches in length. 
  • Functions blocks are approximately 7.25 inches long. 
  • Brick sections are approximately 47.25 inches in length. 
  • Function bricks 8 inches in length 
  • Block XL sections are 46 inches in length. 
  • Function blocks XL’s are 7 inches in length. 

You might have noticed our emphasis on the word, ‘approximate’ and that is due to the natural design and look of the block, giving them that faux stone edging appearance!

For odd lengths, you will want an extender block which, as the name suggests, will extend your area. 

For corners, you will need right and left turn function blocks, and for starting or ending your function blocks for one straight line, you will need a start or end function block. 

For more information, check out this video on function blocks and their purposes! 

Math Calculations

  1. Once you plot out function blocks and account for their measurements, subtract function blocks from total lengths
  2. Divide total lengths by 4 feet (48”) to determine the needed sections.

Reminder, each section block is made up of six Beuta blocks! 

This may be a lot to process so we highly recommend watching this video as a reference while you make your measurements!

“I watched the video, read the blog thoroughly, and still don’t feel confident in my measurements, now what?”

Thankfully, as a small Amish-owned company in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, we have excellent customer service to assist you with any of your questions or concerns in regards to your measurements. 

We would be happy to help you make the best calculations and estimates before making your purchase. 

As a small company, we go to great lengths to ensure your experience is an easy one from the purchasing, measuring, installing, occasional upkeep, and overall satisfaction. 

That’s why we created these products to be long-lasting and as a lifetime warranty. 

We know these will hold up over the years, but want you to feel just as assured as we are. 

So, grab your measuring tape and a pad of paper and get outside to make your backyard dreams a reality! 

Other Information 

You can head over to our website at Beuta which offers a more detailed line of products and prices. Feel free to contact us directly at 717-288-2637 or message us with any inquiries. 

You can learn alongside us through these simple DIY tutorial videos here on YouTube.

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