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Old 08-03-2013, 01:11 AM
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I have both and use both. I have found that using both has given me the best edges. I like the spade but the bed bug speeds things up.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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Your work looks fabulous! I have a quick question though. What kind of tree is planted in the first set of pictures, next to the house? How big will it get?

You wouldn't believe how many jobs I have got called to where trees were planted too close to the house and then the roots get into the foundation or the tree grows into the house and looks bad.

I'm not a tree guy and know very little about trees so I don't know what kind of tree you planted. It just peaked my interest when I seen that picture.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:01 AM
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Your work looks fabulous! I have a quick question though. What kind of tree is planted in the first set of pictures, next to the house? How big will it get?

You wouldn't believe how many jobs I have got called to where trees were planted too close to the house and then the roots get into the foundation or the tree grows into the house and looks bad.

I'm not a tree guy and know very little about trees so I don't know what kind of tree you planted. It just peaked my interest when I seen that picture.
Thanks! The "tree" is a topiary nishiki willow. Basically they took a nishiki willow shrub and grafted it onto a trunk of sorts. The top part can get much larger but the rest will not. This was chosen by the homeowner and we confirmed with the nursery this would not be invasive to the home. more of a bush than a tree.

Yes I have also seen a Crimson Maple used as an "accent tree" that's planted right on the corner of the house. That's a 30-40' tall mature tree with a similar spread! Just plainly some landscaper with limited plant knowledge (tree vs shrub!) or homeowner who sees a purple leaf tree that costs less than a Japanese maple. I'm in no way perfect in plant knowledge but I'll make the effort to figure things out.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:41 PM
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I have both and use both. I have found that using both has given me the best edges. I like the spade but the bed bug speeds things up.
Yea I would love to have the option at least.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:06 PM
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Finished up another install. Unfortunately this job was planned over the winter and the budget went dry so many things were cut out. Things will look better when everything has filled in. Also included my generic landscape computer program. I just use it to project ideas for now. Need to get better at it though. Sorry for the poor lighting. The house is north facing so the front is in the shade a lot and the afternoon sun was facing me with the front picture. I may return for a morning picture for sunlight! I think next year I'll rework that front left bed by the sidewalk as I'm not liking it in the picture. But again plants were cut out due to budget change so the beds changed.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:45 PM
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These are old but shows how serious I take edging! Spring cleanup/landscape maintenance just before mulching.
do you guys spade edge everything?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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Nice work man, I lie the edging!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:23 AM
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do you guys spade edge everything?
For now yes.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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Did you dig out an edge for the mulch? I usually go 4-5 inches down, and use a turned over weed whacker to clip off the overlapping grass.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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And I really like the wall in this first install. Looks so good
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