1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

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: 207

    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?

Share This Page