Blade Edging - How Deep Below Concrete Do You Normally Go

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ITL, May 17, 2005.

  1. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 188

    Question for Blade Edging on Concrete to Grass Interface. How deep below the concrete surface do you normally cut. I use the concrete as the reference surface and try to cut about 1/2 to 1 inch below the concrete. Am I cuting to deep.

    Thanks Wayne
  2. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Wayne, even with a standard 8" blade you won't edge too deep. It won't take long for that blade to be reduced to 7" and then 6 1/2" and then you will replace it and think "Now THAT'S a good looking edge".
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    No more than about 1/2", really- maybe an inch in spots. There's no reason to. It's not the depth, it's just the seperation of the turf and hard surface. A cut that is 2" deep will close up just as fast as a cut 1/2" deep. The main thing is, as long as it is deep enough to appear deep (not 1/4").
  4. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    What Runner said. All you do by cutting deep is wear out the blade and create opportunities for weed growth.
  5. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    About an inch.

    I agree with what's been said, it's the width not the depth that matters.

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