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MesaVerdeLM
04-26-2011, 08:12 PM
Just a little edging work at my own home. I will be the first to admit that it needs a lot of work and I am hoping to gets some constructive criticism and advice on here.

I cut a line with my stick edger and then pulled the grass out with my loop hoe. After that we layed the bricks back in and went from two levels around the tree rings to one. The main reason for this was to make it easier for me on maintenance as the grass was growing up betweens the stacked brick. Now I can simply run my string trimmer around the little gap like it is a natural edge.

Onto the pics, I will have some more tomorrow of a couple mulch jobs for two clients.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/NICOLIA_2007/20110426181636.jpg

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bobcat48
04-26-2011, 08:20 PM
Looks good,nice work!

Schrock Lawns
04-26-2011, 08:40 PM
nice work .

Ukisuperstar
04-26-2011, 11:18 PM
Looks good? Nice work?
Are you guys looking at the same thing i am?

Get rid of the bricks, looks cheap and will only get worse. You have already edged the beds nicely, leave them the way they are.

THEGOLDPRO
04-26-2011, 11:26 PM
The brick looks hidious.

wiselandscaping
04-27-2011, 12:13 AM
The brick looks hidious.

Couldn't agree more. From the looks of it, the edge is great. Mulch the beds and leave the edging brick-free. It will look much better that way. If you edge your customer's beds that well, you should have no problem making your mulch jobs look excellent.

orlawncaresvc
04-27-2011, 02:02 AM
No..... Mesa Verde. It's plain to see that was a practice job. Don't give up is all I can tell you. That's how we learned most of our skills. But you sure crapped it by showing it off on this site. You will probably get more negetivo than positive on it. No problem. Looks good.
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nikolai
04-27-2011, 03:35 AM
As far as the bricks go it is a compromise. My step dad wants to keep them and I prefer a natural edge. Maybe one day I can get my way. I appreciate any comments and take everything on here with a grain of salt.
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deerewashed
04-27-2011, 07:56 AM
if you are going to do this....at least make all the gaps equal, but seriously show your dad some of the natural edges on here. if he doesnt see how good natural looks he is crazy

Southern Pride
04-27-2011, 07:04 PM
Dang, everyone so critical. I honestly think the bricks look fine? So would natural edging. Can some of you explain why you think the bricks make it look soo bad? I don't understand...

Mesa I think it looks great.

joef450snowplow
04-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Lay them in a bed of concrete b/c your probably going to hit them with the wheel of your mower or have some dumb neighbor or a ball or little kid walk on them and knock them over ect and over time there probably going to sink into the dirt or just like the other guys said go with the natural edge and some mulch

freshprince94
04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
I think the job looks decent, not great but decent. I agree that a natural edge would look better but maintenance wise, especially with St. Aug grass, it is much easier to just run the trimmer around the brick than to actually edge the bed each mowing. Maintenance wise at your own property, it's understandable.

MesaVerdeLM
05-06-2011, 12:00 AM
Two little mulch jobs we did last week. I think they turned out quite well, and we always use every job as a learning experience.

Job 1
On this job the homeowner had gotten some plants from a neighbor and we didn't get them in the ground for almost a week. We cut back all the main wood and crossed our fingers that they live. If not we can always replace them. The square bed on the side of the house is a new bed we put in for the new plants.

Before

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After

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/NICOLIA_2007/20110427131452.jpg
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Job 2

Before

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/NICOLIA_2007/20110427102306.jpg
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After

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/NICOLIA_2007/20110427123044.jpg
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Some of the pictures were before we blew off the sidewalks so don't give me grief about that. :hammerhead:

bobcat48
05-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Looks nice.