Bed edging waste- how do you dispose?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mo-fleet, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I rent the Bedscaper.....It is an EZ Trench product. I would like to try a Brown Edger but they rent for twice that of the Bedscaper....

    Derek
     
  2. mo-fleet

    mo-fleet LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 33

    Is this done the old fashioned way or with a machine? If done with a trusty shovel, it wont take root when buried under the mulch? Maybe I'll try it this year. I guess I've just been paranoid.

    And by the way, I know what you mean about the Bermuda, that crap is a pita! Bermuda grass is considered a weed around here. I had a customer last year have me renovate a previous landscaper's bed. There was Bermuda grass choking everything out. Then there are people who think you can treat Bermuda patches in their lawns as regular weeds. That's how much the stuff is hated. Well it's off the subject, but i needed to go off about that. Thanks.
     
  3. mo-fleet

    mo-fleet LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 33

    Just curious what kind of rental store you use and how much I can expect to rent one of these things for? I think combining some of these good ideas given by everyone will be a BIG benefit to my customers and the business. Thanks.
     
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    What I have done with the waste is fill in low spots where customers have had trees taken out. Works good then just put topsoil on top with seed and you are all set.
     
  5. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    And then just keep putting more material there as the grass decomposes?
     
  6. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Well, when you are putting a clean edge on with the shovel you will get dirt and grass. What I do or did was fill in the hole with the waste, chop it up or pulverize it to break up the clumps. I just use the shovel tip to do this. Put some soil on top and reseed. Yes, it settles some but just add a little more topsoil to it. Not as much as one would think though.

    JP
     
  7. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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    Fair enough, I guess if you are just talking about a dip here and there...I was thinking more of a big hole. I like using excess site material on site as well.

    -Reuben :)
     
  8. mo-fleet

    mo-fleet LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 33

    The sod edge of the bed is dug out so you will have some ground waste too. And thus if you haul it away, it can get substantial if you have long bed lines to edge.
     
  9. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Two comments on this subject.

    1) when you use the bed edger that will cut the edge but you will still have the remaining grass in the bed if it is a new one .So you still have to skim the grass out. So you might as well have skimmed the bed to begin with.

    It is totally unprofessional to put the grass edgings back into the mulch bed
    Or to spray the beds and then cover them with mulch.

    2) Any worthwhile landscaper should be able to distribute the excess soil
    within the property.If not they should be paid for hauling it off.
     

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