REAL Steel Edging!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    In a world where plastic is king, where do I find the real old fashioned, unfinished, 3/16, heavy, cold, hard, steel edging:angry:??????????????

    Im really thinking of going to the machine shop tomorrow and ordering steel!
     
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    what is that stuff like? They dont show it online and i would have to mail order it.
     
  4. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    lowe's sells i believe 6' sections of green steel edging. its like $11 per piece.
     
  5. SuperPROlawnScalper

    SuperPROlawnScalper LawnSite Member
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    wouldn't the rigid steel strips be a bother with freeze thaw cycles?
     
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I went to a steel supply company and ordered it. They just cut it from big sheets of steel. Then I hired a friend to weld it on site too rebar stakes. We had no real issues with movement.

    I used to see huge expansion and contraction on plastic edging from heat and cold when I used to be around plastic edging.
     
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    col-met steel edging is fairly easy to find around where I live. Just have to call around a few landscape supply places to find it. Or maybe ask Col-Met for a local supplier.

    http://www.colmet.com




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  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    thanks. What is the thickest edging you guys have installed? The metal shop guy told me I wouldnt be able to bend 3/16 by hand.
     
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    The other stuff we use sometimes is this stuff called Dura Edge by JD Russell. It is quite a bit thicker (and pricier). We buy it at one of our local irrigation / landscape supply houses.

    http://www.jdrussellco.com/




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  10. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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