Power edging is a service often overlooked by most property owners. If you have an established lawn and haven’t edged your property in a while, now is the perfect time to do so. Power edging is the mechanical removal of overgrown sod on concrete areas by a metal blade. The process begins by locating the edge of your sidewalk or drive. Once you have located the edge of the concrete area, you can determine how much overgrowth that you have in your concrete areas.
Power edging is the formal removal of overgrown grass on hard surface areas. Power edging will give your sidewalks and drives a clean and uniform edge. Having sharp sides next to your hard surfaces will eliminate the collection of grass clipping build up. Power edging also makes it easier to perform snow removal in the winter because your shovel or snow blower is not getting caught on the edges of your hard surfaces. If you are looking for a way to help redefine your hard surface areas, consider power edging.
Pros and cons of power edging.
There are several ways to power edge your hard surface areas. Stick edgers are attachments that are added to the bottom of a string trimmer. These types of machines work well because they are multi-use. Another option is to use a dedicated power edging machine. These machines are work well because they have more power than stick edgers. One of the drawbacks is that these machines are not as versatile because they have wheels. Stick edgers can go anywhere. Power edging machines need a flat surface to work with effectively.
Once the property is power edged, it is often necessary to remove the edging debris. If the property has not been edged in a while, there may be considerable overgrowth. Excessive overgrowth cannot be blown back into the yard but must be removed. Many times the clean up takes as long as the power edging does. Sometimes the power edger is not able to get a clean cut, and it may be necessary to use a flat tipped shovel to finish removing the soil and dirt from the hard surfaced area.
No matter how you choose to edge your property, it is sure to improve the curb appeal. Having crisp and clean edges on hard surfaced areas enhance the look of your property.
The benefits of power edging include:
- Uniform grass lines that meet your concrete areas give your lawn a clean look.
- Uncovers the entire surface area of your concrete surfaces.
- Removes grass clippings and trash that accumulate on the edge of the grass.
- Makes edge to edge snow removal easier because your equipment does not get caught on the grass overhanging your sidewalk areas.
- Makes your sidewalks safer for pedestrians by eliminating some trip hazards.
Power edging can be done anytime during the growing season. Your lawn should be edged at least twice during the growing season to keep overgrowth minimized.