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CTmower
04-17-2010, 04:16 PM
So I have a rather large mulch job, about 8 yards, and the customer said she'd leave it up to me about what shape to edge the beds. Im stuck and cant make a decision when it comes to the front side of the house. As you can see in the pics there is a worthless pine tree that I dont know if I should mulch around it or just edge to the corner of the house. If it were up to me I'd cut the damn thing down.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/edge2.jpg

go to the corner of the house like this
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/edge3fix.jpg

or around the tree like this
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/edge2fix.jpg

and then do the side like this
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/edge1fix.jpg


any input would be appreciated.

Surfdunn
04-17-2010, 04:41 PM
Not a pine tree its a blue atlas cedar and is one of the main focul points of the landscape from the looks of it. I would run a curve off the blue atlas to flow to the back. I like smooth lines some guys like a straighter aproach but its all up to you.

SperaLandscaping
04-17-2010, 06:11 PM
I would mulch around it . It will save you some trimming as well.

mdlwn1
04-17-2010, 06:17 PM
Scrub post..responded to by another scrub. That isnt a blue atlas cedar...it doesnt even remotely look like one.....the word of the day is "spruce"...lets all say it "spaarruuce" It's some varity of blue spruce. Hopefully you only imply to customers that you are just some guy tryin to make a buck and not as an educated, experianced pro.

MarcSmith
04-17-2010, 06:25 PM
drive your mower around the beds like you'd be cutting grass, and the shape the bed such that the mower would follow the contours of the bed and not leaving any uncut grass, Ie nice smooth flowing curves.

use the garden hose for your line, and then when satisfied, a few shots of paint and start edging...

Surfdunn
04-17-2010, 06:31 PM
lmfao mdlawns right i knew it was a picea pungens glauca but i had other stuff running my mind and some reason wrote the blue atlas cedar (cedrus atlantica glauca.) sorry for the wrong info. its just been one of those days.

mdlwn1
04-17-2010, 06:33 PM
lol............

threeleafllc
04-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Scrub post..responded to by another scrub. That isnt a blue atlas cedar...it doesnt even remotely look like one.....the word of the day is "spruce"...lets all say it "spaarruuce" It's some varity of blue spruce. Hopefully you only imply to customers that you are just some guy tryin to make a buck and not as an educated, experianced pro.

:clapping: Keep an eye on this guy...He is one hell of a pro!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

PerfectEarth
04-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Buy a paint gun. Envision a bedline. This is not rocket science.... Include all of those foundation plants within a smooth, flowing bedline. Edge it deep, remove any turf. Mulch. Done.

CTmower
04-18-2010, 10:14 PM
Well I decided to edge around the tree.. Mulch is coming on Tuesday
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/lawn.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/lawn2-1.jpg

smassengill
04-20-2010, 11:32 PM
Well I decided to edge around the tree.. Mulch is coming on Tuesday
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/lawn.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/knads06/lawn2-1.jpg
what did you use to cut those edges?

GrassIsGreenerLawnCare
04-21-2010, 01:49 AM
it looks like he used a regular hand edger. i know it takes longer, but i still like using the old school hand edgers myself

bigslick7878
04-21-2010, 02:53 AM
what did you use to cut those edges?

Looks like a good ol' straight shovel.

Should have kept it going around those trees in the back, but it looks good.