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Planting Beds with Plastic Edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by WEEDEATER, Apr 14, 2003.


    WEEDEATER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I have a customer that's needs their Planting Beds re-mulched, and they have plastic edging. The edging is lifting out of the ground and parts are buried, not a good look. Do you charge extra to fix all the edging, do you have the price already included in the Mulch price, or do you leave it alone. If you fix, what do you guys normally do? Rip it all out, start with a Bed edger, put in new stuff? If you charge extra, most likely by the linear foot.
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Weedeater- if the edging is still in good condition, reset it. We usually use a flat spade to trench a bit and then lower it. I would charge an hourly rate for that. Of course, if the edging is chewed up, replace it. You can give them a package price either way.
  3. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Replacing edging or resetting it would be a different process than mulching - and I wouldn't include it in my installed price for mulch unless you specify it and build the time into the job.

    My opinion - in Wissconsin I'm sure each year or at least every other that edging will need to be reset with your freeze thaw cycles. The plastic edging might be better replaced with a simple spade edge - or cut soil edge. Easy to maintain and won't pop out of the ground.
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    I would rip that plastic junk up and hand edge all landscaping beds.
  5. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    I hate that stuff, I don't know why people use it. Rent a bed edger.
  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    The hell with repairing it, replace it...its a better look.

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