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looking for a new installation method...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by arnoldoutdoor, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. arnoldoutdoor

    arnoldoutdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    my current method for installing lawn edging is to first mark the area with either marking paint or chalk line chalk sprayed from its bottle. I then cut the line all around with a standard Stihl stick edger. with a good clean line cut in the turf, i am then able to use a trenching shovel to dig the trench for the edging, and have a good, solid surface to spike the edging to. Once the edging is on and backfilled, i then cut the sod inside the planting bed into strips with the edger, and remove it with one of those shovel-handled turf lifters. It's a pretty efficient way to do the job with only basic tools, but it takes more time than i'd like. Now, without goung out and buying one of those gas-powered rolling edging trenchers, (bluebird bed-bug, etc.) has anyone found a more efficient method or tool for cutting planting beds?
  2. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Yeah, get a employee to do it while you do the mulching or something else at that house. LOL

    No really the only thing that I have found that is easy when it comes to cutting a new bed edge is my Brown Bed Edger. The best 2K that I have spent in the last two years.
    I can redefine 450' of edge in less then 10 minutes and ready to mulch.

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