Plastic landscaping bed edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cutman2000, May 20, 2012.

  1. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    I'm thinking of using the black no dig edging material. Would this be too unprofessional, have anyone ever used this stuff? I don't have a bed edger and I hate the way the black edging material,filled with mulch in the bed, comes up.
     
  2. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would say its definitely unprofessional. I'd stick to any other kind of edging whether its some sort of brick, cobblestone, pavers, etc. I prefer a natural edge. I dont have a bed edger either but it doesn't take terribly long to dig a real nice edge if you just buckle down and do it
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can get steel edging for about the same price and it's pretty easy to install...just need to cut a slot and tap it in...assuming the soil isn't too stony.
     
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have used Cobra edging here in SW Florida and when installed correctly it will last at least 20 years. I would only purchase this product in the standard 20' lengths and make sure you have all the connectors needed. I would not waste time or money with Valley View edging products. Not worth the time or money IMHO. Good hunting.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    What do you dig with? I have a spade shovel, would be a lot of work on a 200'.
     
  6. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    With Cobra, do you have to dig a trench?
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry, but if you think that digging in some edging or hand edging a 200 foot earthen edge is too much work, I think you're in the wrong business dude.
     
  8. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    No, just wasn't aware landscapers did that,...hand edging, really?
     
  9. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes and depending how hard your soil is will determin how long it will take to install. I can trench and install a 20' length in 20 to 30 mins tops I charge $2.00 per foot.
    easy-lift guy
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  10. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    The customer wants it around the house(front/sides and back), and a couple of trees. This is why I thought of the no dig edging material.
     

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