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Redefining Landscaped Beds

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Mack77, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Mack77

    Mack77 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 212

    I've searched this topic and there are TONS of responses.

    Let's start with a mulched bed that has been edged a long time ago, but needing a refresh.


    I'm used to taking a shovel and digging a new edge, raking out the dirt, and hauling it away. It takes time, effort, and a lot of grunt to do this. I've seen many products out there, and have narrowed it down to 3 choices.

    1. Echo Bed redefiner
    2. Walk Behind Bed Shaper
    3. Stick edger

    I do not want to go with the first two choices because of the price. My question is, would a regular edger redefine a bed? I have no problem using a stick edger to redefine the "line", then dig out the soil. Is this recommended?

    I always thought a stick edger's purpose was to redefine beds...am I wrong?
  2. highlander316

    highlander316 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    i'd get 1 or 2. It will cut out the labor of digging all the soil out then. You can rent the bigger bed edgers from a local rental place usually. I use to rent a Brown my first two years until I finally bought one so that I could use it whenever I want.

    Keep a lookout for a used one. I bought my Brown F781 for $1500 barely used. Well worth it. Takes a little getting used to so that you can use it efficiently, but if you do a lot of mulching, it's worth it for the time and labor saving costs. My Brown will go through almost anything, rocks, roots, sprinklers heads :hammerhead::hammerhead:, etc.

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