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Old 05-26-2013, 09:54 PM
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I dont waste my time trying to get close to trees/beds etc with the mower, Its quicker to do this with the trimmer. Im just saying that most of the time pp will trim more than needed because its hard to judge where the mower will or wont cut.

For me it is quicker to mow first & also I achieve a more professional look by trimming afterwards... When Im finished blowing, noone would have a clue that I trimmed last, unless as I say the lawns overgrown.

Everyones different I guess.
I know my properties quite well. I trim first and know where any of the mowers I use can go. I'll even trim extra wide sometimes just to keep the mower out of the same tracks.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:10 PM
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If I am solo I trim last but it is nice to have things trimmed before mowing when theres someone else on the job.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:08 PM
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:42 PM
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Always trim first, my lawns are so neat that if I trimmed last and then blew it the beds would look like $%&*. When you blow the edges after you have trimmed them it roughs them up and then they don't look trimmed anymore.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:56 PM
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For the most part, I prefer to trim after mowing so I KNOW I can get what I missed.
If wet/muddy, I definitely trim after mowing = less messy.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:13 AM
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I know my properties quite well. I trim first and know where any of the mowers I use can go. I'll even trim extra wide sometimes just to keep the mower out of the same tracks.
We all have our own ways of doing it. If you get new jobs often, which I do, then its just quicker to mow everything first, then only trim what you have to. When you have 50 diff trees & garden taps, garden beds, signs etc etc per lawn to go around, it can become impossible to predict where the mower can or cannot reach... So there is no more efficient way than to just trim what the mower doesnt cut.

& on the regulars I may have had for yrs I can predict everywhere without a problem, but as I say I can achieve a more professional look by trimming the grass afterwards at the same height as the mower has cut.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:16 AM
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Not to sound big headed, but I have some rich and very fussy clients, so If trimming last was not a neat way of doing it, they would soon let me know. Ive never had a complaint or even comment as to clippings left behind by trimming last.

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:09 AM
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we always trim the property out, especially where the mowers cant go, and there are no clippings left on the lawn, more efficient and neater.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:54 AM
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Not to sound big headed, but I have some rich and very fussy clients, so If trimming last was not a neat way of doing it, they would soon let me know. Ive never had a complaint or even comment as to clippings left behind by trimming last.

Cheers
Not to sound big headed, but I have some rich and very fussy clients, TOO. I trim first.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:45 AM
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Not to sound big headed, but I have some rich and very fussy clients, TOO. I trim first.
You missed the point.

Trim first not saying your way is no good for you.
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