edging a flower bed what to use?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Amco Landscaping, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Amco Landscaping

    Amco Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Ok i have to give an estimate to a guy who wants a couple of things done but one thing is he wants his flower beds edged out with bricks or something. He doesnt want to use the plastic edging. Any ideas? or pictures.


    thanks
    Matt
     
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Matt, Iv'e seen all kinds of decorative edging things from paver type stones to wood posts that were uneven in 2 ft sections and about max. 10" high. Give him some ideas and let him decide. I personally don't like the single brick edging thing after it settles it looks terrible, unless your talking about a retaining wall, then it looks great if done right. Whats wrong with just a nice deep edge around the beds?
     
  3. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
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  4. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,924

    Try 14gauge metal, I think it looks nice when done right, plus it will hold what ever they put in the beds, here they charge $2.50 a ft to install, its $8.00 a 10 foot section at HD.
     
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793


    Dittos

    That is the only way to go

    :)
     
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    I also agree that natural edge is best!
     

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