How do you trim like this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Z, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Turf Z

    Turf Z LawnSite Member
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  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    If you are holding your trimmer with your right hand on the trigger, just rotating both your hands towards you could create such an anlge, but you would have to turn your body around and basically be walking in the beds. Funky though
     
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is how I edge along beds, curved concrete edging, driveways, sidewalks and everywhere a client will tolerate it.

    Any helper I would hire would have to already be able to do so or be willing to learn...pretty quickly.

    Maybe I'll do an instructional video someday. :)
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  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll help you. I will turn and use a trimmer in any angle it takes to get the job done the easiest. I have one grip where I use my thumb to operate the throttle.
     
  5. yardguy29

    yardguy29 LawnSite Member
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    that kinda looks like every single yard I service.
     
  6. Turf Z

    Turf Z LawnSite Member
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    I guess I'm trimming wrong or something then. I trim and about a 40degree angle to beds and this is like an 80degree haha. It looks really good, I just cant imagine in my mind how to do it..
     
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like they might be using the mower to go over it.
     
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some string trimmers are easier to edge vertically than others.

    Thus far my favorite for optimal weight, balance and bio mechanics for me.... when flipped 180° to edge vertically is the Echo Srm-230. I also walk backwards when doing this and it is a bit easier to control when I'm on the turf side that on the sidewalk, driveway or in this case the mulch bed side.

    It does take practice and all but I assure you it's much easier than chain saw sculpture. :)
     
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    That looks like crap compared to my edges.
     
  10. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Post some pictures and let us be the judge.
     

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