I would prefer my people use a trimmer to edge. Stick edgers kick up so much dirt and deposit it on the hard surface it takes twice as long to blow off the sidewalks. Heaven help if it rains before you blow or someone runs over the dirt with the tractor. It may take a while to train but I insist everyone learns to edge with a trimmer. stick edgers also transfer around an insect called ground pearl that we have big a big problem with in my region. It's also more efficient to get everything done in one pass and not having to walk the property twice, once to trim and once to edge. If you are well trained you can't tell the difference what was used.
Last edited by holmesgts; 02-09-2013 at 08:14 AM.