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How To Best Edge 1200' Of Mulch Beds?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnmedicCC, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. lawnmedicCC

    lawnmedicCC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Are shovels the way? Or should I shell out $2500 for a machine? It's my only commercial account, but quite large. Give me your expertise! Thanks.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Just rent a bed edger for the day if that's the only job you really need one for.
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    We have one property that we edge every year, it's 625 feet of edging and takes about an hour to an hour and a half to do. We spread the soil back into the beds before mulching. There's no removal except a little of the grass debris we get out with a leaf rake. Anyways, depending on the layout of the beds, you could do what you have in half a day or so, also depending on soil type and debris amount.

    I for one, try to buy anything I think we may use more in the future. A bed edger is that type of machine. If you really only see the prospect of this one job, or only a couple more, you may want to just rent it for a day. Around here they're $80 for 24 hours.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    No future thoughts of growth??? :confused: :confused: Just rent as Hoolie says ^^^^
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    If you see a future growth and ROI buy, if you forsee limited growth of accounts that would require the machine rent it for day. We couldn't do without our machines.

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