Pine straw placement...nice,rolled edges?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by allstar, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I've seen a few pinestraw jobs around town that looked really nice.Can someone tell me how to get those nice,rolled edges?I can't seem to get mine to look quite as good as some of the other jobs I've seen.Thanks.
  2. venecular

    venecular LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 122

    I get very nice rolled edges by using my stihl blower... Just go around where you want the pine straw to end. Just make sure that you do not give it to much power.
  3. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    you also need really thick pine straw edges that extend out past the edging. this helps the pine straw tuck under itself or "roll" better
  4. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    If the pinestraw borders a concrete walkway for instance I always take my string trimmer and "edge" the pinestraw like you would edge the grass. Cuts off the excess hangover and makes quite a nice looking edge.
  5. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 865

    I have found that the only way to get the edges to look perfect is to actually roll them by hand. Blowers and tuckers work, but there is nothing better than hand rolling,
  6. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    i'd like to see a picture of the different methods and how it looks. I have pine straw available to me, but I've never used it.

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