"these work great in the lawn to keep just about anything you can punch through, held down." listed is a bag of 6" heavy duty 11 gauge metal garden/sod staple. Staple can be used for many purposes including: ~ sod ~ landscape projects ~ weed guard ~ secure outside wire and cords ~ dog fence ~ gardening projects ~ fabric pins ~ garden stakes ~ and many other uses. Staple is a full 6" and can be re-used. However, if you decide to leave the staple in place, for sod or landscaping projects, the staple will stay in place with no problems or extra work. If you have any questions about the staple, please don't hesitate to ask. We also offer this staple in quantities of 50, 75, 150, 500 and 1000 counts. We also offer this staple in 9 gauge galvanized. Take a look at our storefront for more great products.