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tigerbalm2424 05-07-2007 10:01 AM

Mowers Edge Curbing?
 
I understand that they have companies that come out and make custom mowers edge concrete curbing, but does anyone sell this as pavers or segmental blocks? For instance, straight or 45 degree curves as options?:huh:

Brik 05-07-2007 12:47 PM

What is "mowers edge curbing"? Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.

tigerbalm2424 05-07-2007 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Brik (Post 43973)
What is "mowers edge curbing"? Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.

Its concrete landscape extruded curbing to put around beds/trees/misc as an edging that is shaped like a stretched horizontal S shape.

http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...owers_edge.htm

Brik 05-07-2007 01:49 PM

Hmm, whats the purpose?

tigerbalm2424 05-07-2007 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Brik (Post 43985)
Hmm, whats the purpose?

Its edging! THe thought is that the lower portion of the ridge will be low enough that you can ride the lawnmower wheel on it and then you wont have to weed whip, at the same time the raised portion will be high enough to support the materials in the bed(mulch/rock/misc). This means the lower portion wont be at grass top level, it will sit lower.

Brik 05-07-2007 02:15 PM

Yea, I know its edging. Do, it keeps you from having to use an edger or weed whacker? I guess I'm not seeing how an edge can do that. I would still think you would need to get out the weed whacker.

tigerbalm2424 05-07-2007 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Brik (Post 43990)
Yea, I know its edging. Do, it keeps you from having to use an edger or weed whacker? I guess I'm not seeing how an edge can do that. I would still think you would need to get out the weed whacker.

If your using it against grass, the lower ridge of the paver would sit flush with the earth(meaning it would sit at the same height as where your tires would sit be there no edging). So, as long and you keep the outside tire of the lawnmower on the lower lip, it just like the tires on the ground.

handy man88 05-07-2007 09:17 PM

Yes, I've seen these at home stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

tigerbalm2424 05-08-2007 01:47 PM

Home depot, Lowes, and menards done carry them. I got estimates all at $4-5/ linear foot to have it contracted, LOL, yeah right.

Well, I have 30 bags of concrete mix left over from another project so Im going to make forms and poor the curbing myself. I will post pics after the weekend.:)

tigerbalm2424 05-18-2007 11:11 AM

Well, I finally got the curbing done, although I didnt do a mowers edge as it was too much work:no:

fierysun 08-31-2007 07:44 PM

How is your pseudo mower's edge holding up?

MinConst 08-31-2007 09:16 PM

Removed by me

tigerbalm2424 09-04-2007 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by fierysun (Post 60734)
How is your pseudo mower's edge holding up?

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Originally Posted by MinConst (Post 60751)
Possibly a crumbled mess by now. It's terrible for a contractor to require such payment. After all the machine is free and all :no:

Were you asking me? Ummm...if so, it still looks like new, no problems. Why would you think it would be crumbled? :no:

Yes, it is terrible for a contractor to require such a payment. I did it for 1/10 the price, and get comments everyday. Have done a few side jobs for the neighbors as well after I told them the cost(no, I dont make money off my neighbors, materials cost only). All are pleased.

914934 05-13-2008 10:05 PM

pictures?
 
You said you were going to post pictures?? :(

tigerbalm2424 05-14-2008 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 914934 (Post 123030)
You said you were going to post pictures?? :(

Sorry, havent been on the website in a while. The curbing still looks great. I plan to add some more around the house. Cant beat the $20 price tage on it!:wink:

I will attempt to take some tonight and post them. Curbing held up better than my bushes, thats for sure:laughing:


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