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Old 02-05-2013, 12:03 PM
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If you like the trenching spade for that type of work try a nursery spade like this. http://www.wolverinehandtools.com/Wi...ong-Handle.jpg I use this a lot for moving plants, trenching, edging, and cutting out roots.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:08 PM
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If you like the trenching spade for that type of work try a nursery spade like this. http://www.wolverinehandtools.com/Wi...ong-Handle.jpg I use this a lot for moving plants, trenching, edging, and cutting out roots.
Looks very light duty
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:21 PM
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Looks very light duty
Very much the opposite, one piece spade and handle, all alloy steel. Mine weights in around 15lbs and can be used as a pry bar. I find it great for planting as it will cut through roots well and bust through compacted clay.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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This may be a dumb question but did you call and have the utilities marked before trenching your edge? I've always been told to call anytime I stick a shovel in the ground no matter the depth. It just seems like an inconvenience especially when you're edging the flower bed and the ultimate goal is to make the yard look nice then you have all of these utility paintings over the yard.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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I call for utility marking when doing hardscaping, irrigation and lighting. I only dug down about 2-3inches. All utilities here are pretty run down the sides of the property lines
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:17 PM
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Got the two back beds mulched. Homeowner now wants a price to topdress the yard with sand and install some drainage to help dry out the back yard.




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Old 02-05-2013, 01:19 PM
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My other favorite spade. Its actually a heavy duty roofing shovel.


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Old 02-05-2013, 01:23 PM
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That will keep you BZ for a while
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:09 PM
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I have the same shovel for roofing i will have to try it in the dirt and the mulch job looks great.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 PM
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I have the same shovel for roofing i will have to try it in the dirt and the mulch job looks great.
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