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Using trimmer to edge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AMW Landscaping, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Hey guys, just wondering if you use a trimmer to edge sidewalks and beds or if you switch to a edger for edging? I know that it saves time to edge with the string trimmer and if you do it enough you can get really good at it. I don't use a edger because it takes to much time to switch over to a different machine for something that one machine can do.
  2. gardiner

    gardiner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I only use a string trimmer. I dont own a edger either . I only have 2 propertys that gets a weekly edge on the beds . Every spring them places get clean up. edged and mulched . them are my easy clean ups
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Turn the trimmer upside down and to the edges on beds and sidewalks. Works really well. Flip trim
  4. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Yea. That's what I do.
  5. S&S Lawn ServiceLLC

    S&S Lawn ServiceLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    Me to
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  6. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,025

    Stick edger. Just as fast. Looks better.
  7. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Not as fast because you have to swich from your trimmer to edger. Means you have to go back to get it from trailer, then start it .
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,111

    Stick edger makes up that time it takes to get it. And looks better
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  9. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I think it looks terrible when people use a trimmer to edge.
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  10. rockymtnnut

    rockymtnnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    In the spring I use a power edger 1 time then it's a string trimmer for the rest of the year
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