Edging when you mow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bscill, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. bscill

    bscill LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 94

    Does everyone edge sidewalks everytime you mow or every other week? Just wanting to know what some of you guys and ladies do.
     
  2. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    we edge every other time with the weed wacker
     
  3. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I egde every time with my fs85, works great for edging!
     
  4. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Stick edger for first edge in the spring, maybe again in the fall, then maintain each time with the trimmer.
     
  5. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Edge? :confused:

    Heck...people don't even want to pay what it's worth to get the turf cut.
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Every other time with a stick edger. Here of lately they’ve not been needing edged as often, some only once a month. Some of them need it once a week, these are the real nice lawns with soft soil that fill in the edge quickly, but I haven’t done those often lately either (too dry & slow growing to need it). It does give a nice finishing touch to a lawn though.
    Personally I use a Echo SRM2400 split boom with the edger attachment. The one time I tried using a trimmer, it looked awful and I threw a rock into a expensive French door window… we can’t even find anyone to replace just the glass, likely both doors will have to be replaced. It was two layered tempered safety glass fortunately and just broke the outside layer on one door. Customer was sitting at table just inside the doors when it happened :eek: From then on I’ve always used the stick edger, it has lower RPM at the blade, does a better job, cuts instead of plows (safer) and has a nice guard made just for edging. Faster and easier for me too.
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    edging is an additional service that we charge
     
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Every single visit. It's the only way.
     
  9. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    So what do you charge for edging? Per foot?
     
  10. Port City Lawncare

    Port City Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 75

    per foot? you're kidding right?
     

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