1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

Plastic landscaping bed edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cutman2000, May 20, 2012.

  1. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I'm thinking of using the black no dig edging material. Would this be too unprofessional, have anyone ever used this stuff? I don't have a bed edger and I hate the way the black edging material,filled with mulch in the bed, comes up.
     
  2. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I would say its definitely unprofessional. I'd stick to any other kind of edging whether its some sort of brick, cobblestone, pavers, etc. I prefer a natural edge. I dont have a bed edger either but it doesn't take terribly long to dig a real nice edge if you just buckle down and do it
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,415

    You can get steel edging for about the same price and it's pretty easy to install...just need to cut a slot and tap it in...assuming the soil isn't too stony.
     
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,376

    I have used Cobra edging here in SW Florida and when installed correctly it will last at least 20 years. I would only purchase this product in the standard 20' lengths and make sure you have all the connectors needed. I would not waste time or money with Valley View edging products. Not worth the time or money IMHO. Good hunting.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    What do you dig with? I have a spade shovel, would be a lot of work on a 200'.
     
  6. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    With Cobra, do you have to dig a trench?
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,415

    Sorry, but if you think that digging in some edging or hand edging a 200 foot earthen edge is too much work, I think you're in the wrong business dude.
     
  8. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    No, just wasn't aware landscapers did that,...hand edging, really?
     
  9. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,376

    Yes and depending how hard your soil is will determin how long it will take to install. I can trench and install a 20' length in 20 to 30 mins tops I charge $2.00 per foot.
    easy-lift guy
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  10. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    The customer wants it around the house(front/sides and back), and a couple of trees. This is why I thought of the no dig edging material.
     

Share This Page