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Old 09-14-2012, 06:54 PM
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The biggest faux pas I see is guys scalping the shizz out of the grass instead of making it level with the rest of the turf.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:55 PM
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Flip the trimmer upside down and edge beds n driveways, Looks better, and much faster to complete.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:04 PM
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Around here a stick edger wins hands down. Plus an edger blade will outlast and cost less than all the line you go through. Works up north but not so much down here.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM
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It's definitely "trimming" with a "trimmer" or "line trimming" with a "line trimmer" down here. At least that's how you can tell the difference between a pro and the guy working part time. And no I'm not knocking the part timer. Doesn't matter to me. But I digress. Any help that someone can bestow is a good thing.
If I told my guys to trim, they would get out the hedge trimmers. lol

I tried being correct one time when I ran an ad to hire a new guy. Said "must be experienced with a line trimmer." I got a bunch of replies "I know how to do all that stuff except, what the heck is a line trimmer?"

"Weedeater" makes the least sense, seeing how nothing gets "eaten." It's just what we called it back in the olden days when I first started, and no one has come along that doesn't know what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:28 PM
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great article! great for those homeowners who want the perfect job trimming their own yard
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:01 PM
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great article! great for those homeowners who want the perfect job trimming their own yard
Yep, if we educate them enough, we might be looking for a new job.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:02 PM
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Yep, if we educate them enough, we might be looking for a new job.
Still requires them to get off the couch in August. I'm not worried.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:13 PM
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Good job on discussing some how-to techniques of properly using a trimmer to the advantage of the operator and the lawn.
It is a skill to use a trimmer the "right way" and you made some good points!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:43 PM
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I say, Im going to weedeat or use the weedeater. It's just like calling the remote the clicker. Whatever works for you.

Good writeup.
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Good info. I like it. Good read
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