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Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LakeMurrayLawns, May 5, 2004.

  1. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Is there a better way to get those small ditches around the shrub beds than to shovel them out?
     
  2. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 923

    Yeah, try renting a bed edger.

    I just bought a Brown bed edger yesterday and have already been able to bill out $210.00 worth of edging with it in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. There is also no trips to the dump for
    disposal, you just rake the dirt back into the bed before you mulch.

    It works great around beds but the small tree rings have to be
    enlarged alittle if they are only 4 or 5 feet in circomference
     
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    You can rent or buy bed edgers. They are pretty expensive to buy, but there is serious money to be made if you do a lot of it. We charge $1 per foot edged. Do a search and you will come up with pictures and other posts on this topic.
     
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Bed edger. Charge $1 per ft and have made up to $400 in less than 10 min.
     
  5. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Install brick, plastic, or metal edging. Initial cost is higher, but then you never have to "edge" again.
     
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    After you put in the plastic edging, spray the lawn with round-up and you'll never have to mow again either.
     
  7. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    DEFINITELY rent the brown edger. Edging is our biggest moneymaker with this beast.
     
  8. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Even better. Since I have the contract for the whole year I'll never have to show up yet still get paid. man are you new englanders smart.
     
  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    :D :D :D :D

    Yeah, I can be the brains -- only logical since I'm from New England, and you're from New Jersey -- and you can be the front man to do all the dirty work. We might actually make a good team. Don't forget your shovel.

    They make some fake plastic flagstone edging too. That's pretty classy looking stuff.
     
  10. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    who said anything about class. None her in jersey. We just have smog and more fund sites that any other state.
     

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