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lawn edging, each visit?

captaingreen

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Missouri
Just wondering how often you guys use an edger. I'm talking about cool season turf, fescue/bluegrass. Do you edge each visit, every other, or turn your trimmer on its side. Some of my competition edges every other visit, they leave a well defined line that seems to last. Just wanting some opinions, thank you.
 

Kelly & Sons

LawnSite Member
I cut mainly St Augustine grass, but... in the winter months, I only edge every other week. (i use an edgit) Summer months though, it is Every single week!
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
As needed. In the peak of growing season I hit it almost every time. In the summer and winter I can go 2-4 weeks before hitting it. My main concern is does it look good. If yes I save some time and skip, if not then I hit it with the edger. Quality.
 

dkeisala

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Vancouver, WA
I edge every visit (string trimmer) April through October because cleints request it but then ***** because their edges get to wide. Going to buy a stick edger this year to minimize that.
 

Kelly & Sons

LawnSite Member
Originally posted by dkeisala
but then ***** because their edges get to wide. Going to buy a stick edger this year to minimize that.
I've had 2-3 people b*tch about that (being to wide) so then I use a stick edger. One thing that I Like about the "wider" edge, is that it allows the water to run off the driveways better...
 
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captaingreen

captaingreen

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Missouri
Thanks for all of the replies fella's. I think cool vs. warm season definitely makes a difference by the replies, especially during the summer when cool season turf begins to slow down in growth. Is it spring yet?
 
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