How To Weedeat Like A Pro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by arninglawns, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,261

    The biggest faux pas I see is guys scalping the shizz out of the grass instead of making it level with the rest of the turf.
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  2. C1T2H

    C1T2H LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Flip the trimmer upside down and edge beds n driveways, Looks better, and much faster to complete.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,261

    Around here a stick edger wins hands down. Plus an edger blade will outlast and cost less than all the line you go through. Works up north but not so much down here.
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  4. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    If I told my guys to trim, they would get out the hedge trimmers. lol

    I tried being correct one time when I ran an ad to hire a new guy. Said "must be experienced with a line trimmer." I got a bunch of replies "I know how to do all that stuff except, what the heck is a line trimmer?"

    "Weedeater" makes the least sense, seeing how nothing gets "eaten." It's just what we called it back in the olden days when I first started, and no one has come along that doesn't know what I'm talking about.
  5. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    great article! great for those homeowners who want the perfect job trimming their own yard
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Yep, if we educate them enough, we might be looking for a new job.
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,261

    Still requires them to get off the couch in August. I'm not worried.
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  8. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    Good job on discussing some how-to techniques of properly using a trimmer to the advantage of the operator and the lawn.
    It is a skill to use a trimmer the "right way" and you made some good points! :)
  9. Nutsedge

    Nutsedge LawnSite Member
    from STL, MO
    Messages: 183

    I say, Im going to weedeat or use the weedeater. It's just like calling the remote the clicker. Whatever works for you.

    Good writeup.
  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Good info. I like it. Good read
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