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View Poll Results: Trimming.. Or Trimming and Edging??
Just Trim what the Mower Missed 77 29.50%
Trim Once.. Flip the Trimmer over and Edge 184 70.50%
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:22 PM
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i use a stick edger instead of turning the trimmer on it's side. it's faster and doesn't shoot rocks up your nose.

Got it in the nose today! Bled too..
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:39 AM
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I use my ryobi split shaft turned sideways to edge ....it looks great...Ive had other landscapers tell me it looks like I use an edger
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:35 AM
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Get a Tanaka edger for walks, drives, and beds. Yes, this sweetlittle machine will redefine beds as well. I edge the walks and drives every other cut, price included. Beds are extra.
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:46 AM
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I edge all concrete edges with a stick edger, every visit.

I trim all bed, obstacle, and asphalt edges with a string trimmer, every visit.

It's all included in the price, and I won't NOT do it for a lower price.
I agree thats the best way.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:33 PM
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I've always used a string trimmer to edge, and have never used an edger. I usually edge every other week and try to just cut the weeds or overgrowth without removing too much soil. I agree that edging over two inches away from the curb looks like crap!
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:13 AM
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I edge with an edger every 3-4 weeks and flip the string trimmer over every week to keep it clean. Seems to work well.

If you don't pay attention, you can easily screw up with string trimmer --> resulting in taking too much grass and looking like a 'burn' mark. You have to be good with a string trimmer to make sure you only edge with it and not cut too deep into the grass --> the edger works better if you have a newer crew.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:24 PM
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Ok. I have to ask. How long have you guys been in busn? I have been in the Commercial landscaping busn. for over 15 yr with very satisfied customer base. Time is $$$$$$$$$$ so your telling me you spend alot of extra time trimming then edging, I dont know any busn. around here that does that. I edge around sidewalks and driveways in spring or early summer to get things looking good and trim rest of the season for maintnance if you edge right the first time trimming should be sufficient for rest of season. And yes, edging is an extra charge! I'm not putting anyone down for what they do but after all we are in the busn. to make $ arn't we?
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:20 PM
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I only use the trimmer as an edger if there is a place that really looks like it needs it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:12 PM
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Thats kinda weird to me, I see guys out and about with the trimmer flipped upside down and just wonder what the heck they are doing......The time that takes, and how steady your hand has to be just makes no sense to risk cutting a gouge in someones yard. Not only that, but you can walk with a edger and get a beautiful edge, but with the trimmer, if you are actually in a stride you bounce your hand and possibly mess up. And the length of your line changes from yard to yard no matter what, so "having a steady hand" doesnt really matter either cuz ya still have to adjust to length of the line......

I dunno, it seems to me that to be able to walk non stop is a LOT quicker than having to side-step and keep a very steady hand.....EDGER fer me!
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:32 PM
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Ok. I have to ask. How long have you guys been in busn? I have been in the Commercial landscaping busn. for over 15 yr with very satisfied customer base. Time is $$$$$$$$$$ so your telling me you spend alot of extra time trimming then edging, I dont know any busn. around here that does that. I edge around sidewalks and driveways in spring or early summer to get things looking good and trim rest of the season for maintnance if you edge right the first time trimming should be sufficient for rest of season. And yes, edging is an extra charge! I'm not putting anyone down for what they do but after all we are in the busn. to make $ arn't we?
Same here. In fact, I've never seen any LCO around here using an edger. Mow, trim, blow & go.
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