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Product Introduction

Video: Landscape Staples: Sandbaggy 6-inch 11-gauge Square Top Sod Staples


Sandbaggy's 6-inch landscape staples are designed to last. They're tough enough to handle any of your landscape needs.

The 6-inch length is 50% thicker and longer than the typical 4-inch staples sold at Home Depot and Lowes. This added thickness and length make for easier installation and better hold of landscape fabric.

Made of low carbon 11-gauge thick steel, they're durable and can be used with all types of landscape fabric, weed barrier fabric, erosion control matting, jute/burlap netting, artificial turf, and drip irrigation tubing.


  • 6" professional length
  • Material: 11-gauge steel
    6-inch square top landscape staples are made of low carbon 11 gauge thick steel. They are suitable for residential and commercial applications like installing weed barrier fabric or drip irrigation.
    • Reduces the chance of the staple bending while being hammered into the ground
  • Size: 6 in. x 1 in. x 6 in.
    6-inch Square Top Landscape Garden Sod Staples
  • Square Top


  • Better than other staples
    Compared to Home Depot staples, Sandbaggy staples have 50% thicker steel, are 2 inches longer, and cost 15-77% less, depending on the quantity ordered. Better prices for much more value!
    • Sandbaggy landscape staples are 50% thicker and 2 inches longer than staples sold at hardware stores like Home Depot & Lowes
    • Thicker and longer sod staples will not bend as easily during installation and hold down fabric better especially in high wind areas
    • Landscape fabric stakes sold at hardware stores are typically 16 gauge compared with our 11 gauge staples
      • As the gauge number increases, the steel thickness decreases

Sandbaggy vs. Home Depot Landscape Fabric Garden Staples

  • Countless uses including securing weed barrier fabric, pet containment systems, drip irrigation systems, erosion control matting
    Landscape staples have countless uses, such as securing weed barrier fabrics, erosion control mats, fences and bird nets
  • Can be used to pin down plants and hold them in place so they establish roots, grow faster, and don't get washed away when it floods.
  • Works for ground cover vines and plants, grasses, ferns, and small bare root shrubs.
  • Effortless application: Made with chisel point tips at the bottom of the staples, which makes installation easier & faster
    The chisel point creates a sharp angle that makes the landscape staples installation process faster and easier
  • Packaged in individual plastic bags of 100 staples each for ease of handling
  • Heavy duty landscape staples sold in bulk
    • Multiple quantities: landscape sod staples available in 200, 500, 1000 and more
  • Commercial grade
  • 30-day return policy
  • Free, Priority Mail shipping: arrives in 3 business days (10,000 staples or fewer), anywhere in USA
    • Shipments of 20,000 staples or more will take 2-3 weeks (pallet shipment)

Unboxing Video

  • Neatly packaged 100 landscape staples per bag, so you know how much of the staples you've used. Especially useful for contractors.


1. Commercial grade

These Sandbaggy 6" square top landscape staples are commercial grade landscape staples that will help you get the job done.

Application ready: With millions of staples in stock, Sandbaggy has you covered for all your toughest projects.

2. Other uses

These sod staples are designed specifically for holding down landscape fabric, weed barrier fabric, and dog fences.

Other uses for landscape staples include securing drip irrigation and wireless fences

Made with 11-gauge steel and sharp chisel points, these landscape fabric staples will make applying the staples to the ground that much easier.

3. Great for securing landscape fabric

Sandbaggy staples are great for securing landscape fabric, bird netting, artificial turf, and drip irrigation.

Sandbaggy staples are great for securing landscape fabric, bird netting, artificial turf, and drip irrigation.

Other names for Landscape Staples: U-shaped Stakes, Garden Stakes, Sod Staples, Fence Staples, Sod Depot, Landscape Fabric Pins, Landscape Fabric Staples, Landscape Stakes, Steel Stakes, Lawn Staples, Anchor Pins, Sod Pins and Ground Staples

To secure irrigation or PVC pipes, we recommend round top sod staples.


How many landscape staples do I need for my landscape fabric project?

How many landscape staples do I need for my project? We recommend installing a landscape staple at least every 3 feet to hold the fabric down.

We recommend installing a landscape staple at least every 3 feet to hold the fabric down.

Fabric type Number of staples
3' x 50' 100 staples
3' x 150' 300 staples
3' x 300' 600 staples
3' x 500' 1000 staples
4' x 50' 100 staples
4' x 220' 500 staples
4' x 300' 700 staples

What's the difference between round top and square top sod staples?

1. Square top 

Square top sod staple have a flat top.

Square top sod staples are typically used for securing landscape fabric, weed barrier fabric, dog fences & electric fences, controlling weed, securing synthetic turf, and holding sod.

2. Round top

Round top sod staples are rounded at the top.

Round top sod staples are typically used to hold down irrigation pipes and PVC pipes.

What gauge and size of landscape staples (sod staples) should I buy?

1. Gauge

The lower the gauge number, the thicker and stronger the metal.

With compact soil, use landscape staples with a lower gauge, i.e. 8 gauge, so that the staples don't snap while hammering them into the ground.

With normal or looser soil, use landscape staples with a higher gauge, i.e. 11 gauge.

11-gauge staples are suitable for most applications.

2. Size

Longer staples work better in looser soils.

The added length ensures that the landscape staple will not move after installation.

For most soils, 6" x 1" x 6" staples will work.

For looser soils, use longer staples, such as 9" x 1" x 9" or 12" x 1" x 12" staples.

Will these staples rust?

The short answer is yes.

With normal use, the staples will definitely rust, as they are not galvanized.

However, rust is good because it strengthens the staples' holding power and makes it more difficult to pull out.

Also, when steel rusts, it forms a protective coating preventing further rusting.

Rust does not affect the strength of the wire in any way and is purely cosmetic.

These staples are usually installed once and never touched again, so rust is not a problem.

If you decide to reuse the staples, be sure to use a pair of gloves when pulling up the staples to prevent your hands from getting dirty.

Why not sell a galvanized version of these staples?

Galvanized staples are considerably more expensive and unnecessary unless the staples need to be reused and the original appearance of the staple must be preserved.

For one-time use applications, such as installing landscape fabric or drip tubing, non-galvanized staples such as these will do the job just as well.

Non-galvanized staples can even be reused when rusted; just make sure to wear a pair of gloves when handling them to keep your hands clean.

We do offer one version of galvanized staples: 1-inch width, 6-inch length, round top.

Will these staples fit over a 1/2-inch PVC pipe?

The staples are 1" wide, which should be enough space to fit over the 1/2-inch PVC pipe.

As staples are 6" long, 5" of the staple should be in the ground.

This is enough to anchor the pipe so long as the soil isn't too loose.

For PVC pipes, we recommend round top staples, as the rounded top fits better over the pipe than the square top of this staple.

I only need a few pins. Why should I buy these over the 25 or 50-packs at local stores?

These pins are a fraction of the cost of those at local stores.

You can pin down vines, grasses, and small roots after planting, so they stay in place until the roots establish.

You don't have to worry about dropping or losing a pin because the cost per pin is so minimal.

What is the difference between all the different types of landscape staples you sell?



Gauge (lower = thicker)

Best use



6-inch Square Top Landscape Sod Staples Fabric Stakes

(most popular)



11 gauge

Landscape fabric


6-inch Round Top Landscape Garden Sod Staples Stakes Pins
Round Top



11 gauge

Install pipes


6-inch 9-GAUGE (20% thicker) Square Top Landscape Staples - Landscape Fabric Staples Pins



9 gauge

Strong, heavy duty


6" Long x 2" Wide EXTRA WIDE Square Top Landscape Garden Sod Staples Stakes Pins
2-inch wide



9 gauge

2X wider


9-inch Square Top Heavy Duty Landscape Staples Bulk - Garden Anchor Pins



11 gauge

Soft soil


12-inch 8-gauge Round Top Heavy Duty Landscape Staples



8 gauge

Long, heavy duty


6-inch Round Top Galvanized Landscape Garden Sod Staples



9 gauge




6-inch PINK COLORED Square Top Landscape Garden Sod Staples Stakes Pins



11 gauge

Stands out


6-inch Circle Top Pins Sod Staples
Circle Top



8 gauge

Fast installation


5-inch Drip Irrigation Tubing Hold Down Stakes
Drip Tubing



14 gauge

Drip tubing (irrigation)


Calculate the number of landscape staples and rolls of 3' x 300' landscape fabric you need

Length of plot of land (in feet)

Width of plot of land (in feet)

Type of soil

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Disclaimer: provided that the assumptions listed above are taken into account, this calculator can only be used to provide a rough estimate of the number of staples and rolls of landscape fabric required.
Each case is different and requires your own personal judgment.

How this calculator works


Far more staples are required in soft soil than hard soil to properly anchor the landscape fabric in place.

To be precise, in soft soil, install one staple every 1 foot. In normal soil, install one staple every 3 feet. In hard soil, install one staple every 5 feet.

Landscape fabric

The calculator assumes that landscape fabric is being used to cover every square foot of the plot of land.

When rolling out landscape fabric, it's ideal to overlap the edges of the landscape fabric about 12%, so that weeds cannot grow in between the edges of the fabric.

Landscape fabric should not be stretched straight over a dip in the ground.

Rather, the fabric should be touching the ground at all times and should adjust to the contours of the land, such as bumps, dips, and hills.

This allows you to walk on the installed landscape fabric without worrying about damaging it.



  1. Depending on how hard your soil is, separate each sod staple between 1-5 ft. For very soft soil, separate each staple by 1 ft. For very hard soil, separate each staple by 5 ft.
  2. For very soft soil, we recommend longer sod staples, such as 9-inch sod staples.
  3. For very hard soil, we recommend thicker sod staples, such as 6" x 2" x 6" 9-gauge staples
Tools required for landscape staples installation:
  • Hammer
  • Gloves

Tools required for landscape staple installation: rubber mallet or hammer, gloves

Video: How To Apply Landscape Staples, Sod Staples & Garden Stakes

How Customers Use Square Top Landscape Staples (actual customer photos)

Hold down landscape fabric in West Virginia

Square top landscape staples used to hold down landscape fabric

  • Square top landscape staples used to hold down landscape fabric

Landscape fabric and rocks covering a path in the wilderness

  • Landscape fabric and rocks covering a path in the wilderness
  • "These are good quality landscape staples. They hold down the fabric very well, so the wind doesn't blow it away while you're attempting to put it down. And Sandbaggy has the best price of many sites I checked online." - Lawrence S.

Gardening in Florida

Square top landscape staples used to support a divider in a garden

  • Square top landscape staples used to support a divider in a garden
  • "These stakes work perfectly for our garden projects." - Janice P.

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