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Metal edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by laserman, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. laserman

    laserman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I,m new to landscaping but been mowing a while. Q... Where is the best place to get that heavy metal edging that you see in beds? I know it sounds dumb but.... Where?:rolleyes:
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

  3. laserman

    laserman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Thanks, Home depot doesn't carry it around here but thanks for the reply!!
  4. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625


    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    Try this web site. They have great products and they are easy to install. Little on the pricey side, but this stuff will last forever, which is my selling point to customers. Hope this helps.


  6. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    How well does the Colmet 14guage metal edging hold up? Its just powder coated and not galvanized.
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    In those salty-high humidity areas, the colmet may last about 3-5 years without any outside help from mower wheels or line trimmer damage. This will cause the paint to flake and rust to emerge quickly. If you choose to purchase the colmet stuff, make sure you can get the 6" tall material instead of the 4". Install it a couple inches deeper if allowable and this will help on those lawns with invading rhizome roots.
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Lowes Has it.
  9. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    I have a large nursery nearby that uses galvanized steel edging. They get it in large rolls. Maybe 1 ton rolls. They just cut of whatever length you need for 1.50 per ft. use no stakes. They have been in biz along time and use alot of it with no problems. I wish i new where they get it. I'm quessing a sheet metal company. If they sell it for that price I'd guess it cost 60 cents a foot.

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