Edging?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mike84, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Mike84

    Mike84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Im new to this business well 2 months into it now but I still dont know what edging is all about. I offer trimming mowing and blowing but not edging some of my customers have asked for it but I say I just dont do it. Can someone please tell me whats the point of edging a lawn. Like a residential property cus i just dont get it. Any help would be great.


    Thank you.

    Mike
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Edging referrs to using a walkbehind or stick edger where the concrete sidewalk and curbs meet the grass.

    Makes a nice vertical edge as apposed to a angled one that a string trimmer can do.
     
  3. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    Just use your string trimmer. Turn it so the twine is spinning straight up, and run along the curb. After a few times of doing it, you'll get the hang of it, plus it beats spending $200+ for a machine designed for only going along curbs. If the edge looks really really bad, go out and rent a curb edger, I don't suggest buying anything until you're absolutely sure that you can pay it off (something like an edger, I'd wanna have it paid off in no more than 2 weeks)

    Chris
     
  4. bville_mower

    bville_mower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I hesitate to mow without edging and trimming. It's like getting a haircut and not getting above your ears trimmed and your neckline. I think anyone can mow but not just anyone can trim and edge to "clean up" a yard.
     
  5. bville_mower

    bville_mower LawnSite Member
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    Oh and I suggest a stick edger. It's too easy to screw something up with a line trimmer.
     
  6. Fishin LCO

    Fishin LCO LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 143

    Once you get a stick edger you will never go back to using a string trimmer. It looks better and is much easier. It may cost a little more but is well worth it.
     
  7. cutandblow

    cutandblow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Man o man...this guy I'm working for carries around a nice shindaiwa edger and rarely ever takes it off the trailer. Drives me crazy. Today it was just me and his number 2 guy so I of course put that baby to work. I cant stand to see a string trimmer used to edge walkways/driveways. If it's a really small one and you're in a hurry, sure...but the stick makes a world of difference.
     
  8. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    I thought you guys offered in your $25 service - lawn mow, grass trimm, blow, edging..
     

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