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Edge 'em Up!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MATTHEW, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    I always edge my yards with either a stick edger or weed-eater.

    You guys would get a laugh out of this but around town this one homeowner has atleast a 6" edge gap between lawn and any sidewalk or curb. It's soo sick looking. I don't think a LCO does it but if they do I'd hate to have my name on it.
  2. Paul, www.edgit.com

    Scott, I saw one guy who I help out mow one day that had a customer that wanted a deep wide gap. Personaly it looked like crap to me.
  3. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    UGHT, deep wide gap is not a good thing, one company arround here does that. I personally like the to edge but edged, no gap look.
    Gap so big their little kid riding thier trike could get a wheel stuck in the thing and get hurt. Don't want to here about anyone getting hurt or a posible liability issue.
    I've seen people string trim scalping to the point no grass will grow 6" from the edge, kinda sad if ya ask me....
  4. LawnPro in NC

    LawnPro in NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Just ordered a edgeit. Have been doing about like everyone else. Stick once a month or so and string in between. do ege on EVERY trip.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    Have to edge every week here. During peak growing season, the Bermuda and St. Augustine can run out over a sidewalk or drive as much as 2"/week. I use only a stick edger on these grasses, as edging them with a weedeater won't give the sharp clean edge my customers expect.
  6. This is how we edge in Big Kahuna land. This lawn was had just undergone extensive dethatching (emerald zoysia). I have edged this lawn since 1986 everry 2 weeks WITH the t-27. Notice too the fixed head operation. Only need one tool in my truck for all trim/edge needs.
  7. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    practically no edging done here.

    most edges trimmed to 45 degrees. i have a customer whose neigbor is edged, and does look better. but i have never been asked for the service.
  8. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    bubble boy

    My clients don't ask me to edge either. That's just a part of the service expected of a PROFESSIONAL turf care company. This is one of the details that sets us apart from the half-assed cutters out there. If you are not edging, start. In the scheme of things it adds just a little time to your stop.
    Set yourself apart from the mediocre services out there.
  9. Jay ALC

    Jay ALC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I assume when you guys speak of edging you mean around all concrete areas. This is what I do and weekly at that. Also does everyone, I would assume, string trim everything else each time as well? Just curious.
  10. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    :( I hate to edge! :(

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