Question about trimming ground cover

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by j9sheldon, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. j9sheldon

    j9sheldon LawnSite Member
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    Hey all,
    I live down in Austin, Tx. One of my customers has a very large bed of asian jasmine. What is the best way to trim it. They want it about 8 inches high. Should I convert a mower to that height. Does anyone know of a mower that is sold that you can raise up and down up to 12 inches. Any info would be appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
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    I have never wotked with asian jasmine, but here in WI I am called on to trim a euonymous ground cover. A hedge trimmer with the articulating head does quite nicely. I use a Stihl.
     
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    We use string trimmers for Asian Jasmine, then blow it out with the blower.
     
  4. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
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    Same as Elephant.
     
  5. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
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    We use Hedge trimmers also...
    tried the string trimmer but it just swirrled it
     
  6. Lawntycoon

    Lawntycoon LawnSite Member
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    we use hedge trimmers for a cleaner finish. we found that the weed trimmers do not cut the ground cover as clean and exposes the jasmine leafs tips to turning brown later.
     
  7. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Sounds like you're using round trimmer line, I use the square, and don't have that problem.
     
  8. Lawntycoon

    Lawntycoon LawnSite Member
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    we have used several shapes ...even the tri (3 sided) . it just works better for "US" to use the H/T.
    im not saying that the weed eater is not effective. For our beautification team it has noticed considerably cleaner lines and shapes. And is what we will use untill some "magical" item or procedure comes up that is more effective. Keep in mind that if the H/T blades are not sharp the same results will be made as the W/E.
     

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