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How do you keep your edge looking CRISP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mack77, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Mack77

    Mack77 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 212

    I edge beds in the spring when we do mulch, and they come out beautiful. Then after a month or so, after regular mower, trimming the edge looses it's shape. I see many homes and business with beds that look like they've been 'cookie cut' from the earth. How do ya'll do it? Are the beds re-edged every other week? If so..with what tool are you using?

    Take care!
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Using an edgit attachment on a trimmer will achieve that look. I've also seen people use stick edgers to clean up the edge quick.
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I edge the beds with my trimmer, edge the concrete with edger everyweek.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I do the same thing as Chad and it looks great.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I periodically re-edge the beds with the stick edger.....
  6. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 344

    Stick edger.........
  7. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    string trimmer every visit for the beds and asphault driveways (trimming verticaly) and stick edger every visit for curb and anything concrete.
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    For those yards with good, sharp edges (1-3" deep, 90 degrees from horizontal), I run my Stihl FC85 stick edger each week. I have one case in which the customer did the edging, about 6" deep, 30 degrees slant. The stick edger does not work here, but running the string trimmer upside down against the sloping surface keeps the edge very sharp. Using the trimmer this way takes much practice, but keeps a much better edge than with the stick edger.

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