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bed edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fullburn, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. fullburn

    fullburn LawnSite Member
    from ct.
    Posts: 42

    What do you tink is the most effiecient way to re edge beds before mulching.
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I have always used a nice steel spade to create a deep, defined edge. Takes a while and can be a pain but produces great results.

    A bed edger like a Brown or a BedShaper (I've never used one) could be handy in certain applications- few tree roots, no irrigation tubing, LONG bedlines, etc....

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    Gotta go with a BROWN bed edger....it makes life so simple and it makes great edges and can be raised or lowered to accommodate lines and wires etc etc...
  4. fullburn

    fullburn LawnSite Member
    from ct.
    Posts: 42

    want to find happy medium good quality yet speed, dealing with condo with many edges to redo in spring. why is brown better than bed shaper?
  5. lawn dogg

    lawn dogg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

  6. fishpilot

    fishpilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I bought a Browns last fall. It is a very nice piece of equipment. Had some belt issues early on but adjusted the tension and bought some gates belts and no issues since. The browns edger has a lot of different bits. We only need about 4 or 5 for what we do. Nice for burying gutter drains and dressing beds especially. Check for underground utilities ALWAYS. Honda engine is a definate plus. Only thing I don't like is having to drag it from place to place.....no self propulsion. Sucks for an old guy.
  7. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    I use a Stihl mini cultivator like the Mantis. Loosens the soil then trench it with shovel.
  8. fullburn

    fullburn LawnSite Member
    from ct.
    Posts: 42

    Thanks lawn dogg I ordered some blades, I like the idea of using a tool I already own. nerver saw those blades before
  9. Trenchblade

    Trenchblade LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    if you don't like dragging the browns machine around you should check out what Trenchblades do. www.trenchblade.com. they are a lot easer to use that a big machine.
  10. jgiles

    jgiles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Will the trench blade fit an echo edger

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