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Old 04-29-2004, 09:01 AM
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Pine straw placement...nice,rolled edges?

I've seen a few pinestraw jobs around town that looked really nice.Can someone tell me how to get those nice,rolled edges?I can't seem to get mine to look quite as good as some of the other jobs I've seen.Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:13 AM
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I get very nice rolled edges by using my stihl blower... Just go around where you want the pine straw to end. Just make sure that you do not give it to much power.
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Old 04-29-2004, 09:55 AM
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you also need really thick pine straw edges that extend out past the edging. this helps the pine straw tuck under itself or "roll" better
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:05 PM
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If the pinestraw borders a concrete walkway for instance I always take my string trimmer and "edge" the pinestraw like you would edge the grass. Cuts off the excess hangover and makes quite a nice looking edge.
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:28 PM
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I have found that the only way to get the edges to look perfect is to actually roll them by hand. Blowers and tuckers work, but there is nothing better than hand rolling,
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:50 PM
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i'd like to see a picture of the different methods and how it looks. I have pine straw available to me, but I've never used it.
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