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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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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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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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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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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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More pics. Done with edging. Just have to clean out a raised bed then mulch.

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Those are some great pics! You could harness them by using them in your marketing material of on your website.
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Mulching tomorrow. the clients want natural woodchips(ground up stumps, branches,etc) instead of pine bark or hemlock. They want the informal natural look. Not my cup of tea but whatever, theyre paying the bill.
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Mulching tomorrow. the clients want natural woodchips(ground up stumps, branches,etc) instead of pine bark or hemlock. They want the informal natural look. Not my cup of tea but whatever, theyre paying the bill.

heh. I hear ya.

At least they aren't asking for RED mulch. BLECH!!!
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I know. The red dyed mulch is awful.
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