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cutman2000
05-20-2012, 09:04 PM
I'm thinking of using the black no dig edging material. Would this be too unprofessional, have anyone ever used this stuff? I don't have a bed edger and I hate the way the black edging material,filled with mulch in the bed, comes up.

charmill26
05-20-2012, 09:21 PM
I would say its definitely unprofessional. I'd stick to any other kind of edging whether its some sort of brick, cobblestone, pavers, etc. I prefer a natural edge. I dont have a bed edger either but it doesn't take terribly long to dig a real nice edge if you just buckle down and do it

Darryl G
05-20-2012, 09:31 PM
You can get steel edging for about the same price and it's pretty easy to install...just need to cut a slot and tap it in...assuming the soil isn't too stony.

easy-lift guy
05-20-2012, 09:46 PM
I have used Cobra edging here in SW Florida and when installed correctly it will last at least 20 years. I would only purchase this product in the standard 20' lengths and make sure you have all the connectors needed. I would not waste time or money with Valley View edging products. Not worth the time or money IMHO. Good hunting.
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cutman2000
05-20-2012, 09:47 PM
I would say its definitely unprofessional. I'd stick to any other kind of edging whether its some sort of brick, cobblestone, pavers, etc. I prefer a natural edge. I dont have a bed edger either but it doesn't take terribly long to dig a real nice edge if you just buckle down and do it
What do you dig with? I have a spade shovel, would be a lot of work on a 200'.

cutman2000
05-20-2012, 09:52 PM
I have used Cobra edging here in SW Florida and when installed correctly it will last at least 20 years. I would only purchase this product in the standard 20' lengths and make sure you have all the connectors needed. I would not waste time or money with Valley View edging products. Not worth the time or money IMHO. Good hunting.
easy-lift guy
With Cobra, do you have to dig a trench?

Darryl G
05-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Sorry, but if you think that digging in some edging or hand edging a 200 foot earthen edge is too much work, I think you're in the wrong business dude.

cutman2000
05-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Sorry, but if you think that digging in some edging or hand edging a 200 foot earthen edge is too much work, I think you're in the wrong business dude.
No, just wasn't aware landscapers did that,...hand edging, really?

easy-lift guy
05-20-2012, 10:14 PM
With Cobra, do you have to dig a trench?

Yes and depending how hard your soil is will determin how long it will take to install. I can trench and install a 20' length in 20 to 30 mins tops I charge $2.00 per foot.
easy-lift guy
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cutman2000
05-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Yes and depending how hard your soil is will determin how long it will take to install. I can trench and install a 20' length in 20 to 30 mins tops I charge $2.00 per foot.
easy-lift guy
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The customer wants it around the house(front/sides and back), and a couple of trees. This is why I thought of the no dig edging material.

R & R Yard Designs
05-20-2012, 10:32 PM
This spring we hand edged over 4 miles of beds. My guys don't want a bed edger they want to lose winter pounds.
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Snyder's Lawn Inc
05-20-2012, 10:44 PM
Sorry, but if you think that digging in some edging or hand edging a 200 foot earthen edge is too much work, I think you're in the wrong business dude.

Good call
Back in 89 Me and another guy did 560 feet of Alum edging with a spade
Im glad now I have my Turf Teq edger some may say I got lazy I say I got smarter

Snyder's Lawn Inc
05-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Yes and depending how hard your soil is will determin how long it will take to install. I can trench and install a 20' length in 20 to 30 mins tops I charge $2.00 per foot.
easy-lift guy
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Didnt know FL had soil LOL

cutman2000
05-20-2012, 11:01 PM
This spring we hand edged over 4 miles of beds. My guys don't want a bed edger they want to lose winter pounds.
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Hand edge, you mean with a spade shovel?

cutman2000
05-20-2012, 11:09 PM
This spring we hand edged over 4 miles of beds. My guys don't want a bed edger they want to lose winter pounds.
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What do you use to keep straight lines on your cuts?

charmill26
05-21-2012, 12:24 AM
I use a spade shovel. most of the time I will use my stick edger to draw out the line. It doesn't help with digging up any soil but I like it alot for marking the line to be edged

Turf Teq
05-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Good call
Back in 89 Me and another guy did 560 feet of Alum edging with a spade
Im glad now I have my Turf Teq edger some may say I got lazy I say I got smarter

Thanks for the kind words. We definitely try to help people work smarter, not harder.