Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by POWER STROKE, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. POWER STROKE

    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
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    What does every one prefer when edging beds. Power Edger, or Shovel Spade?

    Thanks in advance for any help or input.

    POWER
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Brown bededger
     
  3. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like to use an edger with a brand new blad on it
     
  4. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
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    how much are you going to do a year ? will it make sence to buy a power edger or a 30 dollar spade?
     
  5. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER LawnSite Member
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    Bump Bump Bump
     
  6. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I like hand edging with an edging spade best.
     
  7. Walker Lawn & Landscaping

    Walker Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    browning bed edger hands down is the best i have used makes a clean wide and deep edge. the soil it removes from the trench is fine ground, easy to work with and to spread out as opposed to other edgers or a shovel where you have to pick up and remove of the soil/sod or chop up and spread out. chops right through roots hard ground, i have even used it in compact gravel. it saves you so much time and effort its unreal, if you do a lot of installs it is well worth the price. i want to say like two grand for a new one. just be sure to charge appropriately by foot/machine hr. i think its easier to freehand new bed edges with than a shovel. A shovel will always have its place though
     
  8. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use an Echo bed re-definer.
     
  9. blmc5150

    blmc5150 LawnSite Member
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    Yes. These work awesome if you have an existing edge. We got one last year and love it! Saves a TON of time. We use a Brown Bed Edger for non existing beds/edges. But the Echo BRD is the way to go, especially if you have a lot of beds to edge.
     
  10. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,490

    I do not have a walk-behind edger, so I use the Echo for new beds, too. It is not what the Echo is built for, but it works...easier than a shovel. I do 3 or 4 passes with the Echo, and it gets the job done. And no material to remove after.
     

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