Trimming.. Or Trim and Edge??

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Jul 24, 2006.


Trimming.. Or Trimming and Edging??

  1. Just Trim what the Mower Missed

  2. Trim Once.. Flip the Trimmer over and Edge

  1. musician/lawnman

    musician/lawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I'll run an edger the 1st time or 2 to get it in shape, Then maintain it with a trimmer. Like someone said earlier.... It really is an artform & takes some practice, but once you got it down it's faster. One tool, it's already in your hand & running. I make 1 trip around the homes with a trimmer & trim what needs to be trimmed & edge what needs to be edged, Then 1 trim around with a blower..... DONE & GONE!

    Never had any complaints at all. I do find the edge line will be a little wider with a trimmer (not 2 inches but wider than an edger line) but I find it grows so fast here for 6-7 months of the year that just using an edger looks good for only about 2 days (I won't be back for 7) the trimmer leaving a little wider gap keeps it in check til I return.
  2. Beau Rivage

    Beau Rivage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I use a stick edger for sidewalks and driveways and a line trimmer for everything else the mower missed.
  3. monro

    monro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    edger for edging weedeater for weedeating
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    i fall in the 2nd category, trim then flip it and edge simultaneously.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    trimming and edging always looks nice
  6. SpEnt

    SpEnt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    it all depends where you are from central fl and edger is required for all of my 80+ accounts and on a weekly basis...there is no comparison between a weedeater and a edger..
  7. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Messages: 1,035

    how well do you like the machine i was debating on getting this one or similar, or to get a normal powered edger by sthil or shindiawa.
  8. karlgrooms

    karlgrooms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I do what ever it takes to make the property look finished and fresh. After a quick look to check, to get limbs, trash, toys etc. up. I know whether or not the edger is needed or if the trimmer will suffice.

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    i have a couple points/questions
    1. over time an edger is better than string in my opinion
    2. i once read on here a stick edger is for maintaining an edge and not establishing. i had one over grown about 6" and i spaded that sucker then edged it
    3. what is everyones thought on asphalt. i had to explain to a cust. that the reason the drive does not look like the curb and sidewalk was that concrete has a definite edge and the asphalt wanders like a river
    4. i always felt i could edge but one helper edged for me and now i have a gutter at one of my favorite properties. i'm considering about 5 $1.30 bags of topsoil and filling all of the edge for free over the winter and edge it next year.
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    That's the way I do it.

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