Trimming.. Or Trim and Edge??

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Jul 24, 2006.

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Trimming.. Or Trimming and Edging??

  1. Just Trim what the Mower Missed

    29.5%
  2. Trim Once.. Flip the Trimmer over and Edge

    70.5%
  1. lawnshark2420

    lawnshark2420 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I edge every visit, it makes for a cleaner job. Why carry equipment around and not use it ?
     
  2. Nicdv1

    Nicdv1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    i edge every time with an edger,weed whacker leaves edges looking messy.
     
  3. bustin88

    bustin88 LawnSite Member
    from NW NJ
    Posts: 71

    We always flip the weedwacker and edge everything. Beds, Curbs, Walkways, Driveways... you name it! It makes the job look complete and neat... I couldnt imagine using an edger when you already have the weedwacker in your hands.
     
  4. haul03486

    haul03486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Wouldnt do it any other way than trim and edge with the string trimmer. But i have 1 customer that wants that deep groove that i can only get with the edger. So "He" bought the edger and i use it on his curb and driveway.
     
  5. lawn1234

    lawn1234 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I use a string trimmer to edge.
     
  6. iand

    iand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 718

    rarely see anyone with an edger over here most contractors use trimmers and with practice and a bit of thought it can give a pretty good edge .if the edge is 2 inches the person has no idea what there doing
     
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,573

    Since I bought an EDGIT......my edgers hardly ever come off the trailer....
     
  8. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    Amen ! EDGIT is a great time and money saving tool.
     
  9. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 976

    I have cut Lawns for more then 20 years all together and I use the walk behind edger if it is needed like for new customers that have really over grown walk edges. The stick edger for first cuts on walks and beds beginning of season but the trimmer for all other cases its just saves time and you learn how to make it work right for you with time.
     
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    After i trim i turn it over on the beds and do it, but on the sidewalk i use my walkbehind edger..looks much better!
     

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