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Question about bed edging.....

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Albery's Lawn & Tractor, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    When you re-edge an existing flowerbed do you just edge and let the dirt lay on top of the existing ground cover (ex: mulch or pinestraw) or do you take the extra time to rake back the old ground cover, edge, then cover up the dirt with old ground cover then re-mulch? I've always done the first one, but today a customer asked why not do it the second way, the only answer I could give was no need to as you can't tell the difference after new mulch is layed. After the job was done they agreed but it got me wondering.
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    We dont rake out the old edge,the dirt compacts down and the new mulch like you said covers it up anyway.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I rake the dirt back over the old mulch....
  4. robertb_44

    robertb_44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I agree, but would rake the old mulch back if it was a good paying customer and we weren't going to mulch it for several weeks.
  5. Trenchblade

    Trenchblade LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    you should check out www.trenchblade.com and see if that thing would be something that could work better that how you are doing bed edging presently.
  6. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Trench master bed edger from brown manufacturing is the only way to go

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