when do you edge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, May 16, 2005.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    For those of you that edge every week, do you do it befor you mow like you line trim or do you linetrim mow then edge?
  2. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    I like to switch it up unless its a first time edge. Then I edge first and mow over the clippings.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i always mow first that way i have the least amount of trimming possible and it makes it easier for edging and trimming.
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Always in that order i use the mower to blow the big stuff off the sidewalks that makes blowing faster.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    Trim guy is responsible for correcting all mow problem....even when we have two guys mowing and two trimming.
  6. bondman35a

    bondman35a LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Edge, trim, mow I dont understand why any one else would do it any other way. You edge, and if you dont get quite everything, you hit it with the trimmer, all of the trimmer clippings get chopped up by the mower and your out with a perfect lawn. Im not saying that anyone should do this, but give it a try, I find that I can anticipate where I Can and Cant mow after a few times on a given property.
  7. Rob's landscaping

    Rob's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Do it with the weed eaters
  8. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    I'm close to St louis and I think everyone does it this way and I do it his way too.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    it just makes sense to mow first . that way when you trim you already have a height of the grass to match it up to . i never use a trimmer on sidewalks i just edge them every other week .
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I always mow first, then trim. That way, less trimming. Hold the trimmer correctly (remember the string goes counter-clock) and the clippings go where you want them.
    Far as edging, I hope you are not referring to the special edger tool with the metal blade... Only time I use THAT is when I do mulch, for all else I just use the trimmer... Angle it for those nifty edged looks is all I do, make sure not to hit the dirt.
    I mean edger + trimmer for grass-cutting? You gotta be kidding...

Share This Page