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Date: May 24, 2024
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Precision Edging: The Finishing Touch for a Superior Lawn 

What is the difference between a great lawn and a superior lawn? – A lawn with an extra something that turns the heads of the neighborhood dog walkers? A superior lawn goes beyond just being well-maintained. Its about achieving the finishing touch of a precision edge.

Edging your lawn provides several benefits that contribute to general lawn health and aesthetic appeal.
These benefits include - 
  • A crisp, manicured appearance: Edging creates a clean line between your lawn and flower beds, sidewalks, and driveway borders. This sharp definition gives your yard a polished look that signals to passersby that you care about your home's appearance and put in the effort to keep everything in tip-top shape.
  • Curb appeal boost: A well-edged lawn enhances the overall visual appeal of your property and can raise your property's value. This is especially important if you're trying to sell your home, or impress your HOA.
  • Weed control: Edging acts as a barrier, preventing grass roots from creeping into flower beds, and weeds from establishing themselves in your lawn. This reduces the need for herbicides and weeding by hand.
  • Reduced maintenance: A defined edge reduces the amount of time you spend trimming along borders with a weed whacker or lawn mower.
  • Defined root growth: Edging discourages your lawn grass from spreading outwards, which can be helpful if you have flower beds or other landscaped areas that you want to keep separate from the lawn.
All in all, edging is a lawn maintenance task that benefits the health, appearance, and value of your property.

Methods of Edging a Lawn

There are several methods for edging your lawn, each with its own pros and cons. The best choice for you will depend on the size of your lawn, your budget, and your personal preferences. Here are the common methods - 
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A Superior Cut is a lawn care company based in both Salt Lake City, UT and Fruitland, ID. We provide two different types of edging services depending on the needs of each customer: power edging and bevel edging.


Why Power Edging?

For a precise appearance, power edging is the way to go.

These machines are not economical unless you have a very large lawn, or you're a lawn care company. So if you want your lawn edged with a power edger, the best way is by hiring A Superior Cut for your routine lawn maintenance services.

There are several advantages to having us use power edging on your lawn compared to doing it yourself -

Efficiency and Speed - 
  • For Large Lawns: Power edgers are much faster than manual edging tools, especially for large lawns. This can save you a significant amount of time and effort.
  • Clean, Uniform Edges: As professionals, we have experience using power edgers and can create a straighter, more uniform edge than you might be able to achieve on your own.

Specialized Equipment and Knowledge - 
  • Deeper Cuts: Power edgers have a rotating blade that can cut a deeper trench than a string trimmer or edging iron. This creates a more defined edge and discourages grass and weeds from spreading into flower beds.
  • The Professional Touch: Lawn companies may use edging techniques that go beyond a simple cut, like creating a slight bevel on the edge for a more finished look.

Safety and Potential Cost Savings - 
  • Reduced Risk of Injury: Power edgers can be powerful tools, and improper use can lead to injury. Hiring professionals eliminates this risk.
  • Avoiding Damage: They can handle edging around delicate landscaping features or edging materials you might be worried about damaging with a DIY approach. In the long run, this could save you money on repairs or replacements.

Convenience - 
  • One-Stop Shop: Lawn companies often offer edging as part of a comprehensive lawn care package, eliminating the need to rent or purchase your own edging equipment.
  • Time Management: Hiring a professional frees up your time to spend on other activities.

Overall, while power edging can be done yourself, having a lawn company handle it can save you time, effort, and help avoid potential damage to your lawn or edging materials. They can also achieve a more professional and polished look. Not to mention the money you've saved.

We sharpen the blades on our powered lawn edgers as part of routine maintenance, so the cut is always clean.


Bevel Edging for Your Lawn

In some situations, you can't simply edge a lawn at a perfect 90 degree angle. When this is the case, the lawn's edge will look best if it is beveled.

A Superior Cut is the home of the beveled edge lawn. What does that mean? A bevel refers to angling or sloping the edge of an object. To create a beveled edge, the trimmer is set to a low RPM and set at the proper angle for the edge in question. This method reduces the risk of damage to your curbs and results in a soft edge to curved and un-curbed grass. The beveled edge makes for a stunning stand out yard that your neighbors will be asking about.  

Though this is our preferred cut in every scenario for the way it transforms you yard, a beveled edge is particularly great for:
  • A curb with a permanent border that you don't want damaged,
  • A lawn with no curbs,
  • Any yard that cannot be edged at a perfect 90 degree angle.

The Best Edging for Your Lawn 

If your lawn has concrete curbs and straight lines, a powered edger can quickly put on the sharp edges to increase your curb appeal. However, if your lawn does not have curbs, is raised above your driveway or walkway, or curves, it may look best with a beveled edge. Talk to A Superior Cut about which option is best for you.

You can get in touch with A Superior Cut online or call us at (385) 227-4452.