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what is natural edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by promower, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I dont do much landscaping and I recieved a call about doing some edging work. Much of the areas he said he wanted natural edging. What is considered natural edging? edge dug by a shovel without the black stripping I'm guessing?
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Plastic aint natural. Normally it rocks. Rocks are natural. Plastic isnt.
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    That would be my guess. Just a cut edge along a bed or such...
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    natural edge is a check mark trench around the beds, instead of the dreaded plastic and metal edging
  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I think natural edge is the most attractive but will be high maint. unless you have the right equipment.

    Most people in my area are still hanging on to the metal or plastic stuff. I have 2 metal installs on the books, just trying to get some breathing room. Work is about to stress me out.........everyone calling at the same time.

    I just completed a rock border ( 2.5' at highest point) that is very uncommon here. It was my first rock border and I had to match some rock work on the home. The job turned out great. Will install plants soon to complete the job.

    Good luck with your project.....
  6. grassredneck

    grassredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    I usually interpret natural edging to be Liriope, monkey grass, or more often hardscaping as mentioned above
  7. Steady Mowing

    Steady Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    You should ask the customer what specifically, they mean by "natural edging".
  8. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    No theres an idea
  9. culand

    culand LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    natural edging is >No commercial edging, like plastic, concrete, wood ,metal edge around the bed. The bed has to meet the grass with no deep cut with a tool. Keeping runner(grass) from entering the bed ,use a knife to cut the runner. This Idea came from the Bog Gardeners who like the idea that man made beds meet the natural surrounding. You can raise the bed or natural look, keep it flat with the surrounding.

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  10. capescaper

    capescaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    use a spade and cut a trench around the bed and keep it maintained with a string trimmer

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