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Old 03-01-2014, 11:37 AM
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Hey Armsden, Great work. The one thing I can tell you is that the plants are too close to the house. They definitely need more room so they do not grow into the house. Otherwise good job!
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:12 PM
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What did you use to cut out the turf? Bed lines look nice and crisp.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:03 PM
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Thanks guys...

All beds were hand cut with a square spade edger.

Maintained with a string trimmer turned upside down throughout the season then they will get a check-up with the spade edger in the spring or as needed...

I do not own a stick edger or a power bed edger...

I do have the bed edger attachment for Walkers on my equipment acquisition list(wish list) however because of potential 100 ft. commercial edging....
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:32 PM
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Found a couple more flix...

Different view of that smaller instal.

As you can see, they have nothing and have already contracted me to continue with beds all around the house.

I will pop some color in this bed in the spring as well....
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:24 AM
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Beds look great! Real interested to follow this thread. Upstate NY is a beautiful area. I used to go camping in the phoenicia, ny area all the time. North lake camp area? Keep those pics coming!
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:00 PM
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Couple more of the front patio...

Like I mentioned, I had a hard time cutting in around the half circle..

I will be doing some maintenance on this patio in the spring so at that time I think I will try and replace some of the pavers around the half circle. Just to make the cuts a tad more smooth and less noticeable...
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:12 PM
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Did you set those bricks right on the dirt?
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:33 PM
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Haha...

No, that pic was before excavation...

8 inches of mediums followed by an inch of dust...

I know, I know, I should be using sand.... I have participated in many an argument about sand vs. dust in the hardscape forum and I believe that I have been swayed.. haha I was trained using stone dust and I honestly never saw any problems... I never picked up a paver and looked under it for erosion after 5 years either though...

FYI...... The after pictures here are actually after a full winters worth of freeze/thaw cycle. All of these installs were actually done in the late summer of 2012 but the flix were taken in 2013...
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:42 PM
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WOW!! looks great! Your bed edging is awesome!! You just gave me a couple ideas for my own yard. Do you use any type of trimmer or edger after the shovel?
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:18 PM
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Looks horrible.





Just kidding! I love the look of the deep edging on the beds!! Looks great!!
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