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"Edging Is For The Birds"

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Daner, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    My goodness edging beds is a tough job...sure Its easy to cut the sod...but tearing out the bits and pieces....There's got to be a better way
    Ifind making double cuts makes it a bit easier
    Any Ideas on how to make edging go quicker and less labor??
  2. Rayray

    Rayray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Cut through the sod with your edger.....then go back and blow the bits and pieces away with your Redmax ebz8000,,easy as pie......
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    omg...a man with a brain. this is a huge profit maker for us, but, we do it a tad different= run the edger deep, scrape extra pieces back with the hoe (no, not my wife, it's a hand tool) blow the edges clean w/blower, proceed. i can get up to like $250 for this service, and it may only take an hour
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    use a bed edger....
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I never thought of the blower ...Great...I,m gona try that tody:)
  6. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    we second the bed edger machine, too.
  7. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Bed Shapers rock....just got mine yesterday no more hand edging for me.
  8. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    If you are going to do beds get the right equipment for the job. The Edge R Rite from Turfco ( Turfco.com ) is designed to cut bed edges. It cuts like a sod cutter back and forth has 5 blades for 5 kinds of edges and will go up to 4 inches deep. You cut down and across so it cuts the roots too. You cut the stuff off and pick it up...you can do beds in minutes.
  9. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Buy a bed edger, We bededge up to 50 feet per minute in soil and 10-15 fett per minute in clay with a Brown 991H, and get $1.00 per foot. And the new Billy goat 4 wheel sod cutter is the cats A## if you need a small sod cutter. We are doing 200 sq foot landscapes in 60 -90 minutes bed edged sod cut 1.5 yards of compost, 1.5 yards of mulch, 20 plants shrubs perenials and a small tree. Hate to think of how long without the sodcutter and bed edger.
  10. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,094

    Use a quality walk behind edger, then the pieces that are stuck you can get with the redmax line trimmer

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