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Trimming and Edging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LLCO, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. LLCO

    LLCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Does anyone have a manual or procedure document on trimming and edging? I am not happy with the way my edging turns out. Sounds silly I know but there is something I am missing.. angle, technique, etc..

    Thanks in advance..

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Are you edging with a trimmer or a weedeater.Specify=if i edge with a trimmer i keep the grass to my back.
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    ;) Manual? No, haven't seen one. Practice. Patince. You'll get there.
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    which way are you holding the trimmer?
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Use a stick edger. Should take care of your problems.
  6. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I agree with Avery, A stick edger is a piece of cake.

  7. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    fresh blades on the stick edger will give a nice clean look. i like the way it looks when it kicks up the fresh dirt
  8. LLCO

    LLCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Thought of a stick edger.. i have a T-handle that I like but it is cumbersome (and cheap).

    I typcially use a trimmer (Go Stihl!). I typically hold the trimmer at an angle (10 o'clock).. when I try to edge with a trimmer i go through a ton of trimmer line.. not sure if that is usual.
  9. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    With my Shin, I face the grass, walk backwards, and turn the trimmer on it side. I always, IMO, get a great edge.
  10. cutnedge

    cutnedge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I only use my stihl stick edger in two situations: unestablished edges and very long straightaways. As far as losing alot of line with the trimmer while edging, try using smaller pieces extending from the head and less rpm's.

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