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Old 02-26-2013, 05:43 PM
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Bermuda grass very long near water shut off

I wanted to ask some people opinion on what to do here. I have a water shut off cover thing that is at a much lower point than the rest of my grass. and my mower does not get down in there. I have tried using my trimmer but I do not get very good results with it. Since Bermuda is supposed to be kept so short I am wondering if there are any issues with this grass being around 4-5inches+. I attached some photos and will get you 1 distance shot later.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:46 PM
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I guess what I wanted to say is it is over grown and what would be the best way to bring it back with out harming the turf?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:42 PM
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These are commonly referred to as valve boxes. It shouldn't be that difficult to trim this with a string trimmer. Just trim it the dead back and keep it trimmed. Don't let it get high and then cut low. I really don't see why people think it is so difficult to operate a trimmer.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:53 PM
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I don't find it difficult at all to operate a trimmer. I said I don't like the results with the trimmer. But from the sounds of it, that may be my only option. Or scissors.....

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:59 PM
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I never run my mower over valve boxes and water meters. The first one your mower sucks up you'll know what I mean. I use round up on a regular basis along fence lines, meter covers, air conditioners and various other structures. Works well and saves time as well as damage.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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I avoid it with my mower. The ground runs down to the VALVE BOX and it is the lowest point so the grass did not get mowed. I will operate my trimmer tomorrow and try to clean it up since the grass is dormant I shouldn't cause to much damage.
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