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Old 03-31-2011, 09:17 PM
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Hey bud where did you get the edging shovel I would like to get one like that instead of the half moon ones I currently use.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:22 PM
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Hey bud where did you get the edging shovel I would like to get one like that instead of the half moon ones I currently use.
King of Spades have arguably the best edging spades on the market http://www.wwmfg.com/default.asp?contentID=1099

AM Leonard has some nice stuff also, but I like King of Spades's spades, lol

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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 PM
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King of Spades is a nice shovel. No doubt.

I really like the Wolverine spade because of the weight. I think most spades have a slight curve to the edge- which is why I always make each cut with half the length of the shovel edge, and not the full edge. If you did that, you'd have a wavy line.

You can't go wrong with most all-steel spades. Most all my nurseries round here have a nice tool section that carries these. Or order one online. A.M. Leonard is a good source.
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A nice groundcover job. Ran a box or two short and have to add some natural limestone step rocks. These people were stick of fighting to grow grass every year so.... it will end up being almost 2,000 Pachysandra pots. My back is killing me. In the future we will probably add some Hostas, ferns, Green Mountain Boxwood, astilbe...etc. Make a little shade garden. But now we just want a nice groundcover bed to be established.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:52 PM
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Great work as always. I would have needed a new back after finishing that.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:00 PM
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Great work as always. I would have needed a new back after finishing that.
Thanks! My back is killing me. Even the slight bending over to drill the holes was brutal. My guy was in pain as well. The check will ease the hurt tho!
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:48 PM
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How much did those plants run a piece? Your cost.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:32 PM
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that came out awesome!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:14 PM
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nice

p.e. great looking jobs, you must enjoy the work as much as i do. i wish i lived in an area like yours that people had some money to let me be a little bit more creative. your story is kinda similar to mine except i worked at a nursery for a while instead of a millionaire. glad to see you are anal about your edges also, i use the k o spades(especially when im looking for electric lines), the brd 280 (awesome), but heres a lil secret i learned at hort college. after you spade or brd the edge hit it with the vertical shear, it really cleans up the loose grass that hangs in the bed. some times u can use them alone to clean up edges later in the season. we had to do alot of edging at school with these things and they take some practice ,but once you get the hang of it you will definitly add even more class to your work.buy them at am leonard make sure they are the vertical ones. good luck this year
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