"Boderline and Lil' Bubba"

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by chevyman1, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    looking into curbing/edging stuff. Anyone use these and/or have feedback on them? thanks!
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I've said it here before, and I'll probably say it again, but concrete curbing/edging has NO place in the residential landscape.

    Not only does it look tacky, it also does not allow future bed expansion in an easy manner. I have serious doubts about longevity/strength too.

    But, these are just a few of MY thoughts, if you can become the next millionaire with it, go right ahead. Just stay out of my area, please!:D


    Dan
     
  3. Border Guy

    Border Guy LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 8

    Dan,

    Why are you guys so down on the curbing? There are so many colors, textures and styles that it doesn't have to be tacky. How often do you change a customer's beds anyway? If you want to change it, just cut it and take it out. The installer would be glad to come back and install a new section. It's effective in keeping mulch in beds, grass out of beds, makes edging easier on you and if you want to make some extra profit without investing in the equipment, get hooked up with someone that installs it. They may pay you a commission for the referral. I do. Seems to work. Don't be threatened by the curb!!
     
  4. Border Guy

    Border Guy LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 8

    Oh, and by the way, it is VERY durable and will last for a long time. I choose to apply a color hardener that has a higher PSI rating than the concrete itself. The customer gets a durable edging that lasts a long, long time.
     
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Upstate NY will never have anything to do with that look it appears. The "view" of it is very cheap and tacky from what everyone says here. Natutal look is always the preferred choice
     
  6. letitgrow123

    letitgrow123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Never say Never
     
  7. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think that most will admit that this does not look cheap or tacky.

    hyer after grass 3.jpg
     
  8. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Nor does this look cheap, in my opinion.

    hyer after grass 2.jpg
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Honestly I think it looks cheap:-\.
     
  10. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 142

    I would go with Borderline all the way. Patrick Roach, in Phoenix, is the man to talk to. He trained me, sold me my setup, and gives terrific support ANY time you need it, he is only a phone call away. I have been in the business for about two years, and am actually selling mine, due to some personal situations, nothing to do with the curbing business. It can be very profitable, and customers absolutely love it. Of course, it isnt for everyone, but what is. That's what makes the world go 'round, everyone is different. What a boring world it would be if everyone thought alike, don't u think? If you want more info on Borderline, they are on the net at www.borderlinestampusa.com. They are first class, and will help you every step of the way, they truly care about your success!

    Ken
     

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