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So....I have this problem. I need to outline a garden, to seperate it from the lawn. i do not have a stick edger. there are no underground sprinklers, or wires of any kind. i wouldnt go more than an inch or two deep. has anyone ever done this, or know of a better way to do it other than a shovel?
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you could rent an edger if it's a big project. otherwise a flat spade shovel works great and it doesn't take very long. I would say you can do 2 ft per minute fairly easily if it's only 1-2 inches deep.
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ya know....renting never even crossed my mind. Thanks!
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id rent one..maybe even get a hand edger if your willing to do the work..
a chainsaw will work but your gonna get that blade sharpened..once dirt hits most blades it tears it apart..
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Rent or do it manually, using a chainsaw is an accident looking for a place to happen, trust me I have been running saws for over 30 years and things like this make me cringe as I know what can happen.
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Could you even use some marking paint and then use a shovel?
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Could you even use some marking paint and then use a shovel?
What we do is use Orange heavy string for the design, have the customer agree then go to it, works excellent.
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That is a great idea. That way you can move it around. Nothing is permanent.
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That is a great idea. That way you can move it around. Nothing is permanent.
Yes and by doing this the customer can not say that is not what I had in mind, if there is a change after you agree to where the string was laid out, then it's your nickle to change it.

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