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    Just started this job. Doing 3 sides of the house. Mulch is next.
    Last edited by wat5150; 06-25-2012, 07:38 PM.

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    Lawn Edging

    Cant get my pics to load. Too big to attach.

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    • #3
      Cant get my pics to load. Too big to attach.
      welcome to my world... I posted pics less than a month ago from my digital camera but now they are too big.. wtf

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      • #4
        Here they are.
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        Last edited by wat5150; 06-25-2012, 08:35 PM.

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        • #5
          Nice work! you said mulch next? Are you laying weed barrier? if you dont, give it 3 weeks youlle have a bitchy customer. And I always flip the string trimmer and edge out the bed, get the grass off the edge.

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          • #6
            if pics are too big for this sites default script settings to handle, upload them to your facebook account for your company and share the link here.

            are you gonna sell 'em on some bricks to line it?
            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=336810496393655

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            • #7
              Mulch looks fantastic, but god damn can it ever get messy.

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              • #8
                Im not a huge fan of weed barriers. Ive done quite a few of these. Around my house too. Weeds grow through the barriers too. I go deep to take out the roots but you eventually have weeds. Yeah the trimmer along the edge works well. But those edges are pretty clean as is. No bricks, these people are very particular and want everything to look as natural as possible. Cheese I work with mulch a lot. It can be messy but what a killer finished product. Just being careful and aware of what your doing saves a lot of cleanup time.
                Last edited by wat5150; 06-26-2012, 05:47 AM.

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                • #9
                  Great pics!

                  How long did it take you to do all the edging? What did you use to edge it?

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                  • #10
                    Im not a huge fan of weed barriers. Ive done quite a few of these. Around my house too. Weeds grow through the barriers too. I go deep to take out the roots but you eventually have weeds. Yeah the trimmer along the edge works well. But those edges are pretty clean as is. No bricks, these people are very particular and want everything to look as natural as possible. Cheese I work with mulch a lot. It can be messy but what a killer finished product. Just being careful and aware of what your doing saves a lot of cleanup time.
                    I'm with you on this one. If the customer ask Ill put the barrier in but I have never noticed much difference with or without at. Its real ugly when it begins to show.

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                    • #11
                      Steve the straight edge took about an hour. I used a gas powered edger to do all my straight lines. I still used a pointed spade to do all of my curved lines. The kidney shaped garden took a couple of hours. That was all grass that had to be removed whereas the straight line garden was a mixture of weeds, moss and grass. I will outline my area then use the edger to cut the edge and then take it and cut out the inside of the garden. I will cut the grass or whatever is inside into squares with the edger. Makes for much easier removal. And sect yes the weed barriers end up popping through the mulch sometimes and the look like crap.

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                      • #12
                        I agree that when you first lay down fresh mulch, it's a work of art and the beauty pops out at you. You want to unzip your trousers and have a go at it.

                        I don't like mulch because weeding out of a garden is a little trickier than if it was just earth. I'm also a huge fan of plain/boring looking gardens.

                        I find that river-stone has been the #1 thing I like to use other than earth that looks great. Not a lot of weeds come out in these gardens for some reason - and no weed barrier required either. Strange. Rocks tend to sink EVERY YEAR though, and it gets expensive.

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                        • #13
                          I did a lavender garden for a client using pea stone.(Very small crushed limestone). Its the only one Ive done with stone. It came out really nice. Stone is cool...I like it but I am definitely partial to mulch. Weeds are always going to be a problem to some extent. Its all maintenance...which is why we are here!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            If you could have done the job again, would you do anything differently? Also how did your estimated time for the job compare with your actual job hours?
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                            • #15
                              I probably wouldnt do too much different. The time is always tough on these. You never know what may pop up. Just like anything I suppose. I have done edging like this many times so I can calculate fairly decent how long it will take. My first time out I just guessed to be honest. Have nailed it down a lot since then.

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