Using bed edgers on gardens

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mickpeg, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. mickpeg

    mickpeg LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone used one of the bed edging machines to edge gardens? If so, how well do they work?
  2. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    I use the Brown bed edger all the time...when you say "gardens" I assume you mean planting beds? If the edge is still is pretty good shape I "refresh" the edge by hand. If the edge is gone of if you're installing a new edge, the machine is wonderful...once you use it you'll never want to install new edges by hand again. Rental here is only $65per day and it pays for iteself within the first hour you use it.

    BTW you'll find on this site that when you post a landscape ? you will likley get only a few (if you're lucky), responses. Wish it weren't that way but thats been my experience...Now if you ask a ? about mower blades, or striping, etc you'll get buches of replies..
  3. Harleyman

    Harleyman LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 41

    we run a turfco bed edger on all our jobs, and it does a great job. It is a cheap machine to purchase the blades are a little wimpy but we got 2 years out of our first blade then i miged a new heavy duty one on the old blade so it should last 4-5 years.
    I purchased the turco because of price and wanted to see how one worked, now that i know if i purchase another one i will step up to a higher priced machine.:blob1:
  4. mickpeg

    mickpeg LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info.

    Do these machines do as clean a job as by hand?
  5. Little Guy

    Little Guy LawnSite Member
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    The brown edger will cut clean for sure the other needs some coordination

    Good Luck Lg
  6. Harleyman

    Harleyman LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 41

    The turfco cuts a great edge all you have to do is pick up cut material when you are done.
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    whats the price on that turfco model thanks
  8. Harleyman

    Harleyman LawnSite Member
    from NY
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