For edging sidewalks, an edger works efficiently and gives you crisp edges. A manual edger also does the job well but takes longer. The manual edger is especially useful with an uneven sidewalk. It requires great skill to edge with a trimmer and takes a lot of effort.
Do I need a garden edger?
Edging also serves a practical purpose. If left unchecked, grass will grow into landscape beds and over the edges of pavement. Edging creates a root barrier that stops grass from invading. And if you keep up with regular edging it will save you time when you’re trimming.
Can you use a lawn edger to edge a flower bed?
Your soil is easier to dig into when it’s damp. Place the edger at a 90 degree angle and push it down into the flower bed. This will prevent grass from growing into the bed. Rock the edger back and forth to loosen the dirt.
Can you edge a lawn without an edger?
How can I edge my lawn without an edger? You can start by lowering the cutting blade on your lawn mower and shave cleanly down your lawn. Then, you can install permanent lawn edging, often made of rubber or steel. Another option is laying down lawn edging pavers, which you place in a prepared trench.
Can you use an edger on wet grass?
The Verdict. Cutting wet grass with a string trimmer is not recommended. It doesn’t give your grass the best trim, and it’s dangerous. Your best bet is to wait until the grass is dry before using your string trimmer.
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