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Old 02-28-2007, 12:53 AM
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you can edge with a trimmer just fine. Its the straight line you make along walkways and curbs. An edger is basicaly a trimmer with a steel blade and a wheel where the head of a trimmer is. ill find a pic
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:54 AM
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i do it every week. its just easier to keep up on it, because once it starts growing over and you have to cut more. it just means more clean-up and more time its going to take.
Same here.

Done weekly, it's nothing to run the edger through the edge after you've established it.

I'm pretty anal about trimming too. Probably takes me longer than it could but I don't like to see even one blade of grass sticking up around posts, around beds, etc.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:55 AM
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Wow, so if it takes me 20-30 minutes to cut a lawn, I could easily figure 20-30 more just for trimming/edging/blowing!? That's really going to make me have to up the prices I plan on charging!
no thats not true unless you have miles of walkways and curbs....if it takes you 20-25 to mow it will most likely take you 10-15 to trim,edge, and blow. this all varys on the lawn....once you do a few lawns you'll figure this all out.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:01 AM
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I don't mean to sound dumb, but I am ignorant about edging
What exactly is that? And do I need another tool besides, mower,
trimmer ( weed eater), and blower for this?
With a powerful weedwacker you won't need an edger. Edging is the most difficult skill of grass cutting to master, and it makes a huge difference in the visual appeal of the property. You edge sidewalks, curbs, beds, sometimes driveways. My lawns have quite a manicured appearance because of my edging technique.

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Old 02-28-2007, 01:04 AM
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I don't mean to sound dumb, but I am ignorant about edging
What exactly is that? And do I need another tool besides, mower,
trimmer ( weed eater), and blower for this?
heres one.

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Old 02-28-2007, 01:09 AM
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Man, I wouldn't use one of them. You can get superb results with a strong weedwacker.

I did own a regular edger years ago. I barely used it, and got rid of it.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:15 AM
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i agree with Ed Ryder, you can do almost as good of a job with a weedeater, although a stick edger leaves a cleaner look ( most customers can't tell the difference) the main reason i don't use a stick edger is its just another peice of equipment i have to get out when i can do it all with the weedeater.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:15 AM
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you really dont need an edger... but if your not real good at edging with a TRIMMER, then you may want to invest in an edger.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:33 AM
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Oh, ok, so as long as I get a good gas powered weed wacker ( trimmer) then I could edge desent enough? Sounds good to me.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:34 AM
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Oh, thanks for posting a image of that! It's nice to see what that was. I guess if u want to make it really precise then that would be more simple than a weed wacker. But most seem to recommend just using the w.w. so I'm going to K.I.S.S. and stay with that and the mower and blower to start.
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