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Lawn Tip: Lawn Edging

Curved Shaft edger made my Stihl for edging lawns

Why Should I Edge My Lawn?

Benefits of Lawn Edging:

  • Gives your lawn a clean manicured appearance while increasing curb appeal
  • Adds value to your landscape without spending a lot of money
  • Saves trimming time
  • Provides a root barrier to prevent invasive lawn grasses from entering flowerbeds
  • Complements and contrasts the house and the remainder of your landscape

What Do I Use for Edging My Lawn?

To accomplish this there are three main tools that are used.

Manual Stick Edger:

Very simple tool if you want a work out! This has a long handle with a serrated or smooth wheel at the end. This works well but is quite a bit of work. The faster you run the wheel back & forth the better it edges. 

Walk Behind Edger:

This is a motorized device with the blade on one side. Makes a clean edge and has a bevel option for a slanted appearance.  One of the easiest ways to ensure you are achieving straight lines when edging. 

Motorized Handheld Edger:

This resembles a weed wacker or trimmer and is our preferred way tackling this work.  We personally use the “Stihl KM 131 R” and with the “straight lawn edging attachment“.  They have a small guide wheel as well as the blade that edges the sod.  Looks great, a lot easier to use then the stick edger & less cumbersome than the walk behind. This one needs a bit of practice for a great look & is a bit harder to get straight lines compared to a walk behind edger.  With some practice, the results are great, keeping a nice sharp edge along the perimeter of your lawn.

Manual Lawn edger for creating a clean edge along paved areas
"Little Wonder" lawn Edging Machine
Stihl Curved edger for cleaning up overgrown grass  Driveway Edging
Curved shaft edging tool for lawn maintenance
Completed lawn edging in the Kempton Hills, Anchorage

Don’t Have Time to Edge The Lawn Yourself? 

Alaska Premier Services will gladly take care of lawn edging for you.  Sign up online with our no hassle link or call us at 907-887-4545.

Alaska Premier Services also offers many other property maintenance services in Anchorage for both Commercial and Residential Properties.  Check out our Lawn Maintenance or Snow Removal Pages for more information!