cobblestone edging

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by FerrisDiesel, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey all, quick question for ya. I have a customer that wants to do cobblestone edging around a bunch of flower beds. Should I just lay them in there? Or should I lay them in concrete? I mean, its just around flower beds, I shouldn't need concrete......or should I?
     
  2. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    NO concerte, YES lay on stone base.
     
  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I beg to differ. I always lay mine in a 2-3 inch bed of concrete. I do it to make install time very quick. Also to help some stone from soaking up moisture and popping in our cold winters. I have some edging in the ground going on 10 years now. Cut in control joints to help the cracking and moving.
     
  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It may be different since your more southern then here in WI, but I've seen concrete curbing or edging like this. 2 to 3 years and all over the place let alone that wandering tree root.

    But hey to each their own. The way I see it plants get bigger, thus beds need to get bigger.
     
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea I agree, and tree roots are another topic.
     
  6. P.L.

    P.L. LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 67

    I find it quicker and eaiser to set cobbles in mortar becuase if it's mixed right you can adjust them with a few taps. I usally use very little around planting beds because like it was said plants get bigger and so do the beds, having to remove cobbles set in cement makes adjusting the beds suck.
     

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