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Pavers around beds, edging question?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by EstateService1, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. EstateService1

    EstateService1 LawnSite Member
    from Erie Pa
    Messages: 93

    Is there a company that sells a product that you can use to have pavers outline a bedline or around a island? If so, does it work well?
  2. ff1221

    ff1221 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    Hanson (could be Navastone, or pavestone plus depending on where you hail from) has a product that is tapered, and works well for brick edging flowerbeds, works good for straight and curved lines, use to be called Roman Cobble, now it's called Roman Border, other than that we just use whatever paver we are using on the paving part of the install.
  3. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    We use UNILOCK bricks and they have a product called Perfect Edge. It has ends that mimick a ball and socket type joint and they go together really easily and they look great. Might want to check if your supplier can get something like that. All our customers really love them. For installation you just use a bed edger (or hand edger if you don't have one) and take the dirt the edger kicks out and backfill it back into the trench at the desired height of the brick. Leave the brick a little higher than the grass so you can beat it down with a rubber mallet. That ensures it won't sink. Because of the ball and socket joint, all the bricks are linked together and they very rarely shift. If the bricks are gonna be driven on by anything heavier than a lawn mower, you might want to put some stone crete down in the trench instead of dirt.

    This is how we've done it for many years and it works great.
  4. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    This works as well but to really have a good look you have to cut every paver on a turn. Unless you use some poly jointing sand to fill in the cracks. We just did this and we let the customer know that he was going to have some more labor time for all that cutting. He was fine with it though and it looked great. I think we used holland stone or something like that.
  5. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Cambridge has some nice edging stone, I have used them on a few jobs and they are nice.
  6. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    I took some pics of the 'Perfect Edge' that we use. This is what we did at my house. We use them all the time because they're easy to install and not to pricey. We charge $5.00 a linear ft. for the brick and installation, the bricks are 12" long. Our customers love them.


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