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Old 11-21-2001, 12:20 AM
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I always edge my yards with either a stick edger or weed-eater.

You guys would get a laugh out of this but around town this one homeowner has atleast a 6" edge gap between lawn and any sidewalk or curb. It's soo sick looking. I don't think a LCO does it but if they do I'd hate to have my name on it.
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Old 11-21-2001, 03:39 AM
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Paul, www.edgit.com

Scott, I saw one guy who I help out mow one day that had a customer that wanted a deep wide gap. Personaly it looked like crap to me.
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Old 11-21-2001, 03:57 AM
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UGHT, deep wide gap is not a good thing, one company arround here does that. I personally like the to edge but edged, no gap look.
Gap so big their little kid riding thier trike could get a wheel stuck in the thing and get hurt. Don't want to here about anyone getting hurt or a posible liability issue.
I've seen people string trim scalping to the point no grass will grow 6" from the edge, kinda sad if ya ask me....
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Old 11-21-2001, 11:24 PM
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Just ordered a edgeit. Have been doing about like everyone else. Stick once a month or so and string in between. do ege on EVERY trip.
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Old 11-22-2001, 10:50 AM
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Have to edge every week here. During peak growing season, the Bermuda and St. Augustine can run out over a sidewalk or drive as much as 2"/week. I use only a stick edger on these grasses, as edging them with a weedeater won't give the sharp clean edge my customers expect.
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Old 11-23-2001, 03:55 AM
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This is how we edge in Big Kahuna land. This lawn was had just undergone extensive dethatching (emerald zoysia). I have edged this lawn since 1986 everry 2 weeks WITH the t-27. Notice too the fixed head operation. Only need one tool in my truck for all trim/edge needs.
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Old 11-23-2001, 10:51 AM
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practically no edging done here.

most edges trimmed to 45 degrees. i have a customer whose neigbor is edged, and does look better. but i have never been asked for the service.
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Old 11-23-2001, 11:32 AM
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My clients don't ask me to edge either. That's just a part of the service expected of a PROFESSIONAL turf care company. This is one of the details that sets us apart from the half-assed cutters out there. If you are not edging, start. In the scheme of things it adds just a little time to your stop.
Set yourself apart from the mediocre services out there.
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Old 11-23-2001, 12:45 PM
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I assume when you guys speak of edging you mean around all concrete areas. This is what I do and weekly at that. Also does everyone, I would assume, string trim everything else each time as well? Just curious.
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Old 11-23-2001, 05:31 PM
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I hate to edge!
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