looking for ideas for edgeing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by topdog, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. topdog

    topdog LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 205

    i was asked today buy one of the properties i maintain (day care center) to create a sand area. no biggie, but they don't want me to use landscape timbers or any wood type products to edge the area. our local supplier wasn't able to help. any suggestions? sorry, for the dumb question just looking for ideas.
  2. D and H Seasonal Services

    D and H Seasonal Services LawnSite Member
    from SE, Pa
    Messages: 68

    What about useing Trex or another man made replacement for wood??
  3. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Trex might be a good idea. How would you secure it to the ground to prevent frost heaving? I would think the day care people might be concerned about spikes or anchoring pins popping up.
  4. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    OK, this may be stupid but here it goes - how about digging a pit, line the pit with rubber pond liner. Dig a trench around the perimeter and about a foot out from the edges of sand pit. Bringing the pond liner up and over the sides of the pit, ending in the dug trench. Backfill the trench to secure the pond liner in place and fill the pit with sand. No sharp edges, no hard surfaces and no splinters.
  5. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. 3Bladz

    3Bladz LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 166

    I've used plastic blocks that are made for this. They are about 24"l x4"w x10"h.
    They link together and form curves or whatever you want. Cant think of the name right now. kid forms or something?

    on edit - found it childforms makes them. called fun timbers

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