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Amco Landscaping
03-26-2005, 09:55 AM
Ok i have to give an estimate to a guy who wants a couple of things done but one thing is he wants his flower beds edged out with bricks or something. He doesnt want to use the plastic edging. Any ideas? or pictures.


thanks
Matt

nobagger
03-26-2005, 10:29 AM
Matt, Iv'e seen all kinds of decorative edging things from paver type stones to wood posts that were uneven in 2 ft sections and about max. 10" high. Give him some ideas and let him decide. I personally don't like the single brick edging thing after it settles it looks terrible, unless your talking about a retaining wall, then it looks great if done right. Whats wrong with just a nice deep edge around the beds?

WhohasHelios?
03-26-2005, 11:41 AM
I second the natural edging...a nice crisp edge is easy (ish) to maintain, looks great, costs virtually nothing, and is keeping the garden just that, garden.

Here is a link to a bunch of ideas though. (http://images.google.com/images?svnum=50&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A2004-50%2CGGLD%3Aen&q=landscape+edging&btnG=Search)

Toy2
03-26-2005, 11:49 AM
Try 14gauge metal, I think it looks nice when done right, plus it will hold what ever they put in the beds, here they charge $2.50 a ft to install, its $8.00 a 10 foot section at HD.

Coffeecraver
03-26-2005, 01:29 PM
I second the natural edging...a nice crisp edge is easy (ish) to maintain, looks great, costs virtually nothing, and is keeping the garden just that, garden.

Here is a link to a bunch of ideas though. (http://images.google.com/images?svnum=50&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A2004-50%2CGGLD%3Aen&q=landscape+edging&btnG=Search)


Dittos

That is the only way to go

:)

GreenMonster
03-26-2005, 01:34 PM
I also agree that natural edge is best!