Kelly - I wouldn't want to cut a lot of the pachysandra, if any. But by adjusting the 21 inch mower to the height of the pachy, it would suck the leaves up, i think. Some taller pachy might get clipped. but that would just make for a more even cover down the road. You use the curved end on a high CFM blower I guess ? So do I, and that's fine for small beds of ground cover. But it is too time consuming on these huge beds. The leaves near the middle have to get teased out of the pachy too many times before they get to the edge. I want to suck them up once, and be done with it. I think the climate around here is perfect for these pachysandra beds to just take over huge areas. Too hot down south, it would not do the same thing, i don't think.