CAD to Site // Landscape Edging

What we draw in CAD is ultimately what is installed in the field. Which is why accurate construction documents are so important.

The purpose of landscape edging is to separate ground materials. Grass from mulch. Mulch from rock. Rock from grass and so on.

While I don’t see the condition below often, I see it enough to do a quick case study. It’s an easy mistake to make. However, in this case , the landscape edging is not only unnecessary and unattractive but also an increased cost.


1850 Linear Feet of Metal Landscape Edging
Cost per Linear Feet Installed = $4.50 (Material, Labor, Profit & Overhead)
Total Cost: $8,325.00

That’s $8,325.00 that could have been saved or applied to other landscape features. Just remember, what we draw in CAD has a cost associated with it, so keep this in mind as you’re working on your projects. Hope this helps!

2 Replies to “CAD to Site // Landscape Edging”

  1. Good points, plus unnecessary is usually ugly! I’ve often had to fight over use of steel edging, when letting 2 kinds of rock mix is OK if the rest of the design is strong. $8325 can buy something good.

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