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Headstone trimming

RCSindiana

LawnSite Member
Im working a bid on multiple township owned cemeteries. They specify no weedeaters or weedkiller around the headstones. It is a bi weekly mow with once a month trimming around headstones. I have contacted them on which procedure they request for the trimming but have got no response back yet. Has anyone ran into this before? What was expected to do the trim work? Thanks in advance.
 

MOHUSTLER

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Missouri
They must want you to get one of them new magic wands and make the grass shorter with that.
 

SouthSide Cutter

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Washington In
One of mine is this way, cut twice a month weedeat once. You can get in a bind on some months because its longer than two weeks. You end up with alot of grass.
They do this because of money. If you cant use a weedeater what would you use?
 
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RCSindiana

LawnSite Member
I finally got it down to use a weedeater but be careful:hammerhead: I wasnt sure my insurance would cover my guys with scissors in their hand. I will definately demo a reciprocator to see the speed and the ability to not damage headstones. Telling a employee to be careful is like speaking russian to them.
 

65hoss

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis, TN
We did a 5 acre cemetary last year. NEVER again. The trimming was much more time consuming than I had accounted for. The mowing with all the obsticles made it slower also.
My advice...whatever you come up with in time and price estimates, increase by 75%.
 
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