Trimming

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    you can edge with a trimmer just fine. Its the straight line you make along walkways and curbs. An edger is basicaly a trimmer with a steel blade and a wheel where the head of a trimmer is. ill find a pic
     
  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Same here.

    Done weekly, it's nothing to run the edger through the edge after you've established it.

    I'm pretty anal about trimming too. Probably takes me longer than it could but I don't like to see even one blade of grass sticking up around posts, around beds, etc.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    no thats not true unless you have miles of walkways and curbs....if it takes you 20-25 to mow it will most likely take you 10-15 to trim,edge, and blow. this all varys on the lawn....once you do a few lawns you'll figure this all out.
     
  4. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
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    With a powerful weedwacker you won't need an edger. Edging is the most difficult skill of grass cutting to master, and it makes a huge difference in the visual appeal of the property. You edge sidewalks, curbs, beds, sometimes driveways. My lawns have quite a manicured appearance because of my edging technique.

    Just make sure you always wear large, wrap-around safety sunglasses that filter out 99% of the UV.

    I recommend the Kawasaki KGT27A. Excellent power. Light-weight, and very durable. They are worth the premium price. I'll be giving one away at my March 11th seminar if I fill 24 seats, though I must say the Lawnsite crowd of new guys is not showing much interest in my offering.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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  6. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man, I wouldn't use one of them. You can get superb results with a strong weedwacker.

    I did own a regular edger years ago. I barely used it, and got rid of it.
     
  7. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    i agree with Ed Ryder, you can do almost as good of a job with a weedeater, although a stick edger leaves a cleaner look ( most customers can't tell the difference) the main reason i don't use a stick edger is its just another peice of equipment i have to get out when i can do it all with the weedeater.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    you really dont need an edger... but if your not real good at edging with a TRIMMER, then you may want to invest in an edger.
     
  9. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh, ok, so as long as I get a good gas powered weed wacker ( trimmer) then I could edge desent enough? Sounds good to me. :rolleyes:
     
  10. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh, thanks for posting a image of that! It's nice to see what that was. I guess if u want to make it really precise then that would be more simple than a weed wacker. But most seem to recommend just using the w.w. so I'm going to K.I.S.S. and stay with that and the mower and blower to start.
     

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