Edging concrete, really?!?!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by gcbailey, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Gold Member
    from WV
    Messages: 3,115

    We are are taking over a site and this is how all the curbing, sidewalks, etc have been edged. To me this is ridiculous. I'm honestly trying to think how it's possible to even get edges to look like this.

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  2. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 715

    I’ve also seen that from time to time. Seems to happen when a crew is poorly supervised, leaves enough dirt exposed to allow weed growth, and then believes the right technique to deal with those weeds is with a trimmer. Just gets wider and wider from week to week chasing the weeds that get worse and worse.
     
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  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,189

    I see this or similar a lot, hack city if you ask me. I'm thinking they do this because it's easier than maintaining a nice tight edge.

    I've seen it create a trench that water flows along and gets really deep. Another reason not to do is it creates a tripping hazard, I've actually almost turned an ankle along these "edges". If I were an older person it could have been a bad deal. Also anytime you make bare ground you open it up to weed germination.

    In my opinion a poor practice
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,762

    That's pretty impressive...ugly, but impressive.
     
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  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's what happens when someone edges with a string trimmer for a couple of years. That looks like major fail to me.
     
  6. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 1,547

    That's where the push mower wheels go for tracking.
     
  7. OP
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    gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Gold Member
    from WV
    Messages: 3,115

    I'll get some more pics.... Probably over a mile like this. Consistent to say the least.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 18,153

    Yes if they're hacks or its "just" commercial work

    Also might be overdoing it so dont have to do every week or as often
     
  9. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,901

    the guy that does our church, is even worse!
     
  10. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,851

    Smoke some marijuana before you do some edging with a trimmer and it'll all make sense.
     

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