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Old 12-22-2010, 12:04 PM
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CGA, It was the same thing in Florida with the St Augustine...Id rather skip trimming, but not the edging in the growing season..

up here in DC. you can edge 3x a year and be OK but don skip trimming int he spring. the fescue grows like a weed..
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:54 PM
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You are probably right, but around here if you skip edging or trimming you will have a mess the next week.
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It's not nearly as easy to skip a week when the grass grows a foot a week (Bahia).
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:31 PM
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CGA, It was the same thing in Florida with the St Augustine...Id rather skip trimming, but not the edging in the growing season..
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I guess the St Augustine grows faster in Louisiana.............
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:55 PM
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well i'm cutting kentucky blue grass and tall fescue. and most any time the trimming could be skipped if need be.

it might not be there prettiest looking by skipping it but i don't think it's the worst thing.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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I'm curious to know what Frostytop is getting from this information, and any other research he's done and which way he's leaning.
I'm leaning towards buying a dedicated trimmer probably the Stihl 90 series, (although I can get an older 80 series for just over a hundred dollars from my local dealer with a 1 year warranty) and a Stihl combo unit (model?) to use as a edger and back up trimmer.

I've learned a lot and I sure appreciate all the feedback I have received.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:45 AM
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Sounds like a good plan!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:47 AM
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Here in Iowa missing 1 week of trimming during the rainy season is probably not that big of a deal. But if you quoted your customer a weekly mow and trim you probably have some splaining to do. Communication is the key.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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I'd say you were off to a good start!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:57 AM
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I guess the St Augustine grows faster in Louisiana.............

I have family in Moss Point Miss... the St aug grew just as fast I know since I had to cut when I was a kid when I visited... in a perfect world I would not want to skip either trimming or edging.

a homeowner will notice lack of trimming before they notice lack of edging...but form a labor standpoint...two weeks worth of missed trimming won't take any longer to trim than a weeks worth, but two weeks of missed edging will add some time..to a Bermuda or st Augustine lawn..
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:09 PM
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Bermuda is the Kudzu of the grass species. You can feed it just about anything and it can take it...even gasoline just stunts it.
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