Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by seasonal services, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 32

    I was wondering if I can edge a mulch bed with just a regular egder that I edge the sidewalks with, it seems it would work for me because i think I can egde it and make it straight, then pull it back with a shovel or by hand. Whats everyones input??
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I use a straight sod cutter to cut deep down like this | and then use a hoe to cut into the ground like this / and its easy to make a nice trench.....or buy a bed edger...($$$)
  3. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 208

    the bed scaper by ez trench looks like it would be a wonderful investment. I will be renting something called Bed Shaper by little wonder for all my beds though, its like 75 dollars a day to rent.
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I've been using my sidewalk edger, it works okay!

    Any other tips, would be appreciated lol..
  5. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    From what I have observed and worked with, the bed shaper does a great job but nothing beats an old sharp spade shovel and a rake.
  6. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    We use a stick edger to edge the drives and walks we mow. We have an Ez-trencher we purchased used from a local rental company for cutting beds. We rented one for the first few years until we we had enough business to justify buying one...Chuck

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