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Old 03-01-2007, 10:24 AM
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Monkey Grass

I have to give a bid on a spring clean up. The guy has a ton of monkey grass he want's trimmed. Some of it is a border along a side walk. The rest is a 4x60 foot bed of monkey grass only on a bank on the side of his property planted at different times, so the growth rate is sporadic. What is the best way to trim both types of monkey grass planting
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:28 AM
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Take your time and cut it by hand with hedge clippers.

Or, if you have a lot of it and it's safe to do so, mow it with 21" mower set to the max height.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:30 AM
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I have to give a bid on a spring clean up. The guy has a ton of monkey grass he want's trimmed. Some of it is a border along a side walk. The rest is a 4x60 foot bed of monkey grass only on a bank on the side of his property planted at different times, so the growth rate is sporadic. What is the best way to trim both types of monkey grass planting


I do it the same way I cut down laropie. I use my trimmer, cut it to height, blow it out and then rake it up or if Im doing a spring cleanup Ill blow it on the yard and bag it up with my mower.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:41 AM
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If you have a lawn mower with a bagger you can use that. You can also use a line trimmer to cut it all down. If you use a mower, cut it as high as it will go. If you use a trimmer, cut it at about 5-6" tall. Then come back and turn the trimmer sideways ( like edging a lawn) and trim the edges of the grass to give it a clean look.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:56 AM
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I've done it all kinds of ways. It's irritating no matter how ya do it.

In the end, I would usually cut it down with my gas powered hedge trimmers and have somebody follow me with a rake and a bucket.

Using the stirng trimmer made a huge mess, and didn't leave the clumps looking very neat. JMO, everyone has to find the method that works best for them.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:07 PM
VineYard Landscaping VineYard Landscaping is offline
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When I have to trim monkey grass I use both my 21" and trimmer. I run over it with the 21" mower set has high as it will go with the bagger on to help in the clenup. Then I follow up with the trimmer to clean everything up because the mower gives it a flat top look. This has been the best for me but like what was said before find what works best for you and the equipment you have.
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