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Old 05-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #41
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Yea. I haven't much experience with the typers you mentioned first, but the golf course I work at is almost all Kentucky bluegrass, and some of the bluest bluegrass I have ever seen. Stuff grows like nothin if you even halfway take care of it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #42
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Here's my front yard. I moved into this house September of '10, so I've had essentially 2 seasons to try and get it up to par. Like most of the yards in this area, it's fescue, so depending on the heat, it could be about done by mid-July without watering. My back yard is a disaster (previous owners didn't care about the yard), but my focus has been on the front first, so the back should improve here as I get it plugged and reseeded in the fall. Anyways, I'm happy with the result. I used to mow in the summers for work, so I'm pretty good at cutting/trimming, etc., but my strength is not in fertilizer and that sort of thing.

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #43
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I think I'm about to undertake some landscaping for mother's day... Can't decide if it's worth spending 100-200 on an edger.. (if I buy one I intend on "edging for hire" etc
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #44
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IMO, you can do just as good a job with a quality trimmer. Just tilt it while you walk down the sidewalk. If a yard has never been edged or it's been a while, it will look like crap the first couple times while you hack up the overgrowth, but eventually the yard looks 100x better. I trim/edge every time I mow, and it makes the process go a lot faster.
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I'm gonna take some pics if it isn't raining when I get home.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #46
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I'm talking about one that digs a small trench. For flowerbeds and tree surrounds
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #47
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I think I'm about to undertake some landscaping for mother's day... Can't decide if it's worth spending 100-200 on an edger.. (if I buy one I intend on "edging for hire" etc
I have a black and decker edge hog. It works awesome. Has 3 or 4 depth settings so you can edge with it, or trench. I love that thing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #48
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I'm talking about one that digs a small trench. For flowerbeds and tree surrounds
Oh, gotcha now. No experience with those.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #49
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My lawn care routine isn't huge. I do scotts crabgrass preventer in the EARLY spring (blue bag), and then the weed and feed (yellow bag) in mid to late spring. I don't water much, unless we get no rain for weeks on end. I mow at about 2 3/4" in spring and fall and shorter closer to winter. In summer I jack the mower up to 3 1/4" or 3 1/2" or higher, depending. Every once in a while I will put milorganite down too. It's organic, so very safe for the lawn and pets.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #50
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I have a black and decker edge hog. It works awesome. Has 3 or 4 depth settings so you can edge with it, or trench. I love that thing.
Would you recommend that for a fairly large project?
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I'm talking about one that digs a small trench. For flowerbeds and tree surrounds
A tiller?
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #52
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We use something like this at work. It's sort of like an upside down rotary saw on wheels?

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #53
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Christ.... 3 and a half horsepower for a friggin edger??? I just turn my weed eater sideways.
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We use something like this at work. It's sort of like an upside down rotary saw on wheels?

Interesting
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:00 PM   #56
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I guess it's "over built" so it can be ran for a longer period of time.
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Would you recommend that for a fairly large project?
Depends on how large. It's electric, so you need extension cord. I only have about a 1/4 acre, so it's fine for me.
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Would you recommend that for a fairly large project?
Go rent a Bluebird bed bug or brown (brown is a brand) bed edger from a rental place. I know my local HD rents the bluebird bed bugs for about $45 for 4 hours. The picture above is what I'm talking about.

Those bed edgers are for making the initial edge. Such as in the illustration I posted a few pages back...only I did it with a shovel instead.

You would still use a string trimmer or regular edger to maintain the edge each week

Those electric B&D edgers are pieces of shit. They don't "trench" they just edge a little deeper. You need a special blade to trench and a whole lot more HP and torque than a dinky electric unit will ever provide. My neighbor bought one of those because he wanted to trench edges like I have in my yard...he quickly returned it when he got home and tried it out and realize it was glorified edger.
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Here's a few videos of one of those bed edgers in action. They cut a much deeper and wider trench than a normal edger or string trimmer can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehVUVYEbtYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR0PU...eature=related

Here's a good video of doing it by hand.
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Here's pics. This is after 3 years of working on it. I like how you can tell where i stop spreading the weed and feed in the first pic. LOL










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