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Old 04-25-2006, 06:53 PM
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"Edging Is For The Birds"

My goodness edging beds is a tough job...sure Its easy to cut the sod...but tearing out the bits and pieces....There's got to be a better way
Ifind making double cuts makes it a bit easier
Any Ideas on how to make edging go quicker and less labor??
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:56 PM
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Cut through the sod with your edger.....then go back and blow the bits and pieces away with your Redmax ebz8000,,easy as pie......
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:11 PM
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Cut through the sod with your edger.....then go back and blow the bits and pieces away with your Redmax ebz8000,,easy as pie......
omg...a man with a brain. this is a huge profit maker for us, but, we do it a tad different= run the edger deep, scrape extra pieces back with the hoe (no, not my wife, it's a hand tool) blow the edges clean w/blower, proceed. i can get up to like $250 for this service, and it may only take an hour
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:31 PM
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use a bed edger....
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:46 AM
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omg...a man with a brain. this is a huge profit maker for us, but, we do it a tad different= run the edger deep, scrape extra pieces back with the hoe (no, not my wife, it's a hand tool) blow the edges clean w/blower, proceed. i can get up to like $250 for this service, and it may only take an hour
I never thought of the blower ...Great...I,m gona try that tody
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:55 PM
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we second the bed edger machine, too.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:58 AM
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Bed Shapers rock....just got mine yesterday no more hand edging for me.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:24 AM
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If you are going to do beds get the right equipment for the job. The Edge R Rite from Turfco ( Turfco.com ) is designed to cut bed edges. It cuts like a sod cutter back and forth has 5 blades for 5 kinds of edges and will go up to 4 inches deep. You cut down and across so it cuts the roots too. You cut the stuff off and pick it up...you can do beds in minutes.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:24 PM
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Buy a bed edger, We bededge up to 50 feet per minute in soil and 10-15 fett per minute in clay with a Brown 991H, and get $1.00 per foot. And the new Billy goat 4 wheel sod cutter is the cats A## if you need a small sod cutter. We are doing 200 sq foot landscapes in 60 -90 minutes bed edged sod cut 1.5 yards of compost, 1.5 yards of mulch, 20 plants shrubs perenials and a small tree. Hate to think of how long without the sodcutter and bed edger.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:57 PM
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Use a quality walk behind edger, then the pieces that are stuck you can get with the redmax line trimmer
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