Whats with Edging as a Weekly service?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 27, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Ok so i hear alot of "mow, trim, blow, edge" as weekly service. How do you guys need to edge every week? Am i understanding this right? Around here edging means defining the edge of gardens. Maybe some of you call trimming, edging?
     
  2. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
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    talking about edging the driveways/walks etc...usually with a stick edger for me but sometimes I'll use a trimmer turned sideways
     
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Edging to me means defining the edge between the lawn and sidewalk, lawn and curb area. What you are describing is considered bed edging to me. I do touch up the bed edges with my trimmer on a property I just picked up when I do the weekly cut.

    KJones beat me to it, but it's the same idea.
     
  4. Lehighlawnpros

    Lehighlawnpros LawnSite Senior Member
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    It depends on the type of grass also.

    Here in SW Florida we mow mostly St. Augustine,
    which when well cultivated sends out very thick "runners"
    to the extent that the hard surfaces/borders and the beds definitely need edged weekly, preferably with a bladed edger.

    It's a standard part of our service and we edge every time we mow, year-round (avg. 36 mowings per year here).

    I'm sure that different grasses/climates may require
    different methods.

    Bob
    Lehighlawnpros
     
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    for me, there is line trimming and then there is edging. Edging is edging the lawn between curbs and sidewalks. Its an extra cost. Those blades on stick edgers get eatin up fast.

    and I'll start....

    You can't "edge" with a string trimmer flipped over. Period.
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,328

    It really isn't as hard as you indicate.......in less than one month every one of our workers learn how -
     
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not true at all.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    bingo!!! nailed it!:clapping::clapping:
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,599

    ive taken 2-4 inches of sod off of curbs with a weedwacker...
     
  10. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Obviously you would not use a trimmer to establish an overgrown edge, but to maintain an edge that is done on a weekly basis a trimmer does a better job imo. An edger does not make as clean a cut and chews up too much dirt.
     

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