Steel or aluminum bed edging

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Love the Green Biz, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've got a large project coming up that will need 1250' of bed edging. I'm leaning towards Permaloc 1/8" x 5.5" Duraflex aluminum. Most bed edging sold around here is generic
    no-name and is OK but I want a superior product for this job.

    Any comments welcome.
     
  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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    I’ve used al-you-mini-mum once and it was to divide turf from crushed concrete used as a Peking off the road spot, ended up getting bent at least once a week, now I use steel if I’m going to use edging or a dirt edge looks nice and can be re done every year as well.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks for your story-steel would be the way to go for a heavy traffic area.

    My use is to retain mulch from turf in a very low traffic area.
     
  4. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do a dirt edge.
     
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  5. Capt J-rod

    Capt J-rod LawnSite Member
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    Mulch to turf I just edge it with a shovel. With rocks to mulch or mulch to grass then I use aluminum. The frost heaves it up, but in the wet spring I take a board and mallet and pound it back down. I have some that is seven seasons old and going strong. Don't use the flat stakes, we use 10" galvanized spiral nails.
     
  6. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
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    The only time I used aluminum I knocked the paint or coating off of it during the install.
     
  7. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Fanatic
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    Isn't mulch to turf, the same as mulch to grass ?
     
  8. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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    No
     
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  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you want hard edging, I vote for the high-quality aluminum. Easy to work with and very durable.
     
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  10. m_ice

    m_ice LawnSite Member
    from IL
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    Suprised Mark hasnt chimed in yet
     
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