edging tar?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SchultzLawnCare, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Customer wants me to edge their driveway. but its tar..... how do i go about doing that?
  2. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Pick the best line (Closest to straight or conformal) and cut it. Be sure to wear safety glasses, a full face shield, and.....well, just get some hockey goalie gear.
    Trim away from anything valuable.
  3. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    thanks.... ill borrow my buddy's goalie gear! hah
  4. Turf Gnome

    Turf Gnome LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Tar meaning - blacktop driveway and not concrete? If so, don't go in to close to the blacktop, it'll will start to crumble if it's not properly sealed. Then you'll be up $hits creek getting it repaired. Stay a bit from it and be sure not to go too deep where it disrupts the blacktop/gravel base. Once you loosen it up then it's all downhill from there!
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Turn your trimmer upside down and backwards, use that instead.

    Practice on your own yard first so you can get a straight line.

    Chances are these lines haven't been done before, and let your customer know it'll take 2-3 times to get them even, since you don't want to tear up the blades on the edger.

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