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Old 09-16-2009, 01:16 AM
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The hose trick is to lay it out to get a view at some nice round gentle curves. this way, you can adjust it and such to whatever looks good for you and use it as a guide. Old trick.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:45 AM
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Thanks Joe, that's what I was going to say. I use the house to get a visual of the design that I'm going to end up with and also as a guide. Thanks for all the replys. Does anyone have any pictures of any beds that they have done with just a half moon and spade that they can post.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:08 PM
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Rent a bed edger. for 50 bucks it makes the job go very quickly. A shovel works well too just takes a lot longer.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:23 PM
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Once I determine my lines, I drag my edger backwards through the sod to make my initial cut. Then it's time to bust out the shovel...

exactly.

Using just a shovel I haven't been able to get an absolute clean line around my beds.

I outline the bed with marker paint and then use my yard-boss tiller head with one tine to cut the line. (just like an edger). I like the tiller tine as I can get a wider groove, but a stick edger is just as effective.

I'm sure TrenchBlade will chime in if he's still around.

I don't like the curve of a standard spade, so I use a strait spaid instead of pointed or curved.

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Old 09-16-2009, 05:13 PM
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thanks, that bed looks great...where can i find the boss yard tiller head to attach to my string trimmer and once you went around your bed with the tiller head, you just came to the inside of the bed a few inches and used a shovel at a angle toward the edge you cut?
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:27 PM
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thanks, that bed looks great...where can i find the boss yard tiller head to attach to my string trimmer and once you went around your bed with the tiller head, you just came to the inside of the bed a few inches and used a shovel at a angle toward the edge you cut?
The Yard Boss is a complete tiller not an attachment you can use 1,2,3 or all 4 tines on the tiller
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thanks, that bed looks great...where can i find the boss yard tiller head to attach to my string trimmer and once you went around your bed with the tiller head, you just came to the inside of the bed a few inches and used a shovel at a angle toward the edge you cut?
I bought the gear head and tines off of e-bay for $150.00. Used once. Came with a short shaft for the Kombi system.

Strait blade spade. 90 degree angle. No back cut. The grass doesn't do so well if the angle is more than 90 degrees.

When done, I run my string trimmer at a 90 degree angle to clean up the lines.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:36 PM
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The Yard Boss is a complete tiller not an attachment you can use 1,2,3 or all 4 tines on the tiller
I've been to the dealer and they said it's the same gearbox they use on the yard boss as they use also on the Kombi system.

I have the cultivator tines on it, but when they wear out, I might switch to a tiller tine.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:33 AM
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I just use my stick edger to maintain the lines. Cutting new ones, I paint them out with marking paint, use my spade and then come through and clean it up with my stick edger.
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One other thing I meant to mention is that after I spade out the edging, I put all the tiller tines or at the minimum two, and re-define the edge to clean it up.

I also use it once every spring on my other properties that already have a managed edge. Once I re-establish the edge I keep up with it with the string trimmer.

Keeps me from having to rent a bed edger.

The thing I love the most about the tiller head is that I use it to pile rocks when I go to tear out existing rock beds. I go really slow and it pops the rocks out of the muck without having to use a rake, hoe, etc...
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