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trimming around beds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JKOOPERS, May 13, 2006.

  1. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    how does everyone trim around mulch beds that have been spade edged. we use the trimmer or stick edger to keep the edges. just curious as to what way everyone does it.
     
  2. Boonman

    Boonman LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 55

    I use the string trimmer for everything.
     
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Ditto, string trimmer.
     
  4. exmark01

    exmark01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    string trimmer also!
     
  5. QCS

    QCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    String trim everything...................
     
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Yep... Trimmer.
    I usually roll it onto its left side (as if the head were pulling me forward) and go with it.
     
  7. northernsvc's

    northernsvc's LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    i use a shindawa bed edger, suppsed to be used for sidewalks and stuff, has the blade on it... i hope you know what im talking about, last a lot longer, blades cheaper, does not take as much skill, and goes a lot quicker, also roduces a much cleaner cut than string can.
     
  8. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    yeah i know what you mean. i think they look better if they are done every other week.
     
  9. northernsvc's

    northernsvc's LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    we do them every week with the edger, it's so easy, and once the guy gets used to it it can usually be done at a steady walk pace.
     
  10. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i'll do a test using a string trimmer and an edger then i will post some pics Wednesday
     

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