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Do I need a base for these?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by eruuska, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    I'm getting ready to do a new install for a client, and he wants his beds edged with Victorian Rectangle pavers (about 4 x 7 inches). Do I need to put down any base for these? They'll be flush with the existing turf, and I'll be cutting the original edge with a bed edger.
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    I always put something under edges here. With the weird swings in weather from season to season, if we just set them in the exposed dirt, they would probably disappear in about 2-3 years. Stone dust works really well for small paver edges, and so do the fines from crusher run stone.
  3. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    Hey Impact,

    How thick do you put the base? Do you think a layer of sand would work as well?

  4. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    How big is your job?
  5. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    It's only about 80 linear feet.
  6. bigandy

    bigandy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    sand seems to "go away" after a few years

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