Mulch Job ALOT of edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by F.S Lawn Care, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. F.S Lawn Care

    F.S Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I've got a 30 yard mulch job with a ton of edging
    to do. Would it be better to rent a bed edger or
    do it by hand. I've never used one, so I dont
    know if it gives the same sharp clean edges
    when you do it by hand. Also, I've been charging
    around $.50 per linear foot, is this a profitable price?
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Yes, rent the bed edger. It makes quick work of the edging. This is the Bluebird BedBug.

  3. CELawnsolutions

    CELawnsolutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I have used the bed bug before. Actually just about 2 weeks ago for the first time. I don't know if it was just the type of soil we have or if they machine was broken, but I had a heck of a time with it. The blade came off about half a dozen times. I also think it didn't help that it had rained the day before and the ground was really muddy.

    I have to go back and do it over again, but the problem is the mulch has already been put down. Does anyone have any suggestions for that?
  4. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    rake back most of the mulch, discard the bottom mulch if it is muddy or undesirable and touch up edges

    we own a bed bug, and no problems whatsoever so far.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    What kinda prices can you get with a bed edger per foot?
    What if rocks are in the way, do they have to be moved back?

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