Perfect Edge

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by American_Lawn, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    How do I make that perfect edge that goes from Turf to the flower bed? I have tried my string trimmer, stick edger, and I cant get it perfect like around the sidewalks. Advice?
     
  2. Alluring Lawns

    Alluring Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    You may want to rent a bed edger, which are not easy to find. Or a shovel.
     
  3. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Nobody have experience doing this? I have had some customers ask me to do this and I am not happy with the results. Please give advice.
     
  4. frumdig

    frumdig LawnSite Member
    from nunya
    Posts: 141

    straight edge spade and a flat or round point shovel... stab a line along the bed with the spade, and then go back and cut out that edge, at an angle, with a shovel... after that maintain it with a string trimmer and your good to go...
     
  5. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    I use a string trimmer. Just turn it upside down and walk. Do it every week and it will look good.
     
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    If you are trying to estabish a new edge you can use your stick edger to make the line then go back thru and use a spade to edge it all out. We try to get a good 3-4" edge and remove the grass and dirt. Most importantly when you mulch only put one inch of mulch on the edge this way the edge still looks defined. During the growing season use your string trimmer to maintain the edge.
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,338

    Im thinking of gettin a Brown bededger
     
  8. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    I have one and it is nice but we still go back thru and edge by hand after we run thru with the bed edger.
     
  9. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    On my beds at home I use a bed edger in the spring that has a redefining blade on it. Then periodically through the season I run my tanaka sidewalk edger around the place. I've got alot of beds with alot of curves and they stay crisp and neat.
     

Share This Page