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Bed Edging With Irrigation Systems

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GravelyGuy, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,536

    Do you guys still use a bed edger on properties with irrigation systems or do you just go around and do them with a shovel?

    Is it unresonable to ask the customer to get the lines marked to have this done? I have no idea how the lines run for these things, so I'm nervous about using one on my properties with irrigation systems.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,851

    what are you useing for a edger? stick or shaper?
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,071

    It is almost impossable to mark a zone line.
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,851

    unless the installers placed a tracer line on the pipe during install,..... but your right ya, got a better chance of winning the lottery than that being done....
     
  5. Trenchblade

    Trenchblade LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    You should check out the Trenchblade. It will give you a trench for the bed line that is only 2 inches deep and you should not hit the irrigation line, unless it is buried way to shallow.
     
  6. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    whats the worst that happens you have to replace a head maybe repair a line 20 bucks if you have a lot of edging to do.....................
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,501

    Trenchblade is a good solution. My Brown bed edger will go right through sprinklers wires crack side walks and wont miss a beat. If you break a sprinkler and dont know it that tends to creat problems
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,851

    Ya those are nice
     
  9. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,536

    It figures I have a FC55 Edger so the trenchblade won't work for me. I don't know how to replace a sprinkler head. I've been careful around these things for years so that I never have to mess with them. How hard is it if you accidentally hit one?

    Thanks...
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,851

    easy Take a look at one its not a big deal if you trash one
     

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