How to Edge Your Lawn

Lawn Care Tips

Many homeowners choose to forego edging their lawn. If you’re one of them, we’re here to change your mind. Lawn edging is easy and doesn’t take much time at all. Plus, it will give your lawn a great finishing touch after you’re done mowing.

Choose Your Tool

When it comes to choosing a lawn edger you have two options: an electric or gas-powered edging tool or a manual edging tool.

Power Edger

Power edgers work much faster than manual ones, but that doesn’t necessarily make them better. What kind of power edger should you get? One that is inexpensive, light, and straight. You don’t need to break the bank on a power edger. A lighter edger will be easier to use and a straight body will allow you to make straight edges more easily.

Power edgers work great on straight lines and right angles. However, they are not so great on lines where the boundaries are not so clear. These jobs are best handled by a manual edger.

Using a Power Edger

  1. Adjust the depth of cut on your edger. About a half-inch is recommended.
  2. Follow the instructions to start the edger.
  3. Position yourself so that you’re walking on the concrete.
  4. Once it’s on, line it up against the concrete edge of where you’re cutting. Make sure the blade is at a 90-degree angle.
  5. Pull the throttle back to begin rotating the blades and cut down into the lawn.
  6. With the wheels of the edger firmly on the concrete, push the edger forward to begin making your edge.
  7. Once you’ve reached the end of your line, simply pull the edger out.

Well-made edges should last for 3-4 weeks. For more lawn care and maintenance tips, check out our blog.