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Love stripes, but lets talk edges....

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Greyst1, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    I don't like when the edge becomes more of a trench, one of my pet peeves, it shouldn't be wider than 1/8 tp 1/4 inch at the most. I see some that are 1 inch and up, like whats going on? Just my thoughts. I agree stick edger for overgrown/new edges and sting trimmer the rest of the season.
  2. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Exmarkboy, how do you edge the bed? Do you use a stick edger? This is where I need some improvement. I only have a stick edger but I need to clean up my bed edges.
  3. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    i use a freshly sharpened spade. No mechanical devices at all
  4. tamehart88

    tamehart88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    what is everyone using for bed edges?
  5. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I worked for a company for a little bit last year that had a few accounts that had edges like that. bothered me too. I like an edge that is about 1/8"-1/4" wide and about 1"-2" deep.

    Personally, I don't really have any that I need to edge; most people use that black plastic edging that lasts forever if you don't mow over it. I think I would probably just use a spade if I had to though. :)

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Messages: 587

    I don't do any edging. No LCOs in my area do it and I have actually never had anyone request it. I would like to get an edger and start edging just to help me stand out a little more. Hard to justify spending the money on an edger though and I sure ain't going to do it by hand.
  7. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
    Messages: 159

    We use Powertrim walk behind edgers for walks and to cut soft edges monthly.
    Stick edgers to maintain tree circles and little ornaments like valve box's.
    Just got a Echo tool called an Edge definer. Nice tool for rough unedged areas! Throws a ton of crud around though. Demo'd one last year for two weeks and it worked like a champion. Bought a new one last week and it worked for an hour. Damn!
    Back to the drawing board
  8. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    i took the shield off my stihl fs130r and taught myself to edge left handed and walking forward.
    now I'm edging as fast as i can walk, I'd run, but I bounce too much.

    Ultimate - Barre 04.jpg
  9. brandoncuts54

    brandoncuts54 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Here are some of my edges

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  10. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Couple pictures of our work

    2013-05-08 21.10.48.jpg

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