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lawn edging, each visit?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captaingreen, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    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.
  2. Kelly & Sons

    Kelly & Sons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    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!
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    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.
  4. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    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.
  5. Kelly & Sons

    Kelly & Sons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    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...
  6. Mac V2.0

    Mac V2.0 LawnSite Member
    from Mid OH
    Messages: 92


    TXLAWNBOY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    We edge each time we are at a property, it's just part of the routine.
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    We also edge each time we are at a property. It's part or our basic service, edge, mow, blow, trim.
  9. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Every visit during heavy spring growth.As needed to maintain a crisp clean edge during summer and fall. Some times only once a month.
  10. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    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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