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Monkey Grass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cliplawn, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I have to give a bid on a spring clean up. The guy has a ton of monkey grass he want's trimmed. Some of it is a border along a side walk. The rest is a 4x60 foot bed of monkey grass only on a bank on the side of his property planted at different times, so the growth rate is sporadic. What is the best way to trim both types of monkey grass planting
  2. OKSooner

    OKSooner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    Take your time and cut it by hand with hedge clippers.

    Or, if you have a lot of it and it's safe to do so, mow it with 21" mower set to the max height.
  3. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    I do it the same way I cut down laropie. I use my trimmer, cut it to height, blow it out and then rake it up or if Im doing a spring cleanup Ill blow it on the yard and bag it up with my mower.
  4. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    If you have a lawn mower with a bagger you can use that. You can also use a line trimmer to cut it all down. If you use a mower, cut it as high as it will go. If you use a trimmer, cut it at about 5-6" tall. Then come back and turn the trimmer sideways ( like edging a lawn) and trim the edges of the grass to give it a clean look.
  5. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    I've done it all kinds of ways. It's irritating no matter how ya do it.

    In the end, I would usually cut it down with my gas powered hedge trimmers and have somebody follow me with a rake and a bucket.

    Using the stirng trimmer made a huge mess, and didn't leave the clumps looking very neat. JMO, everyone has to find the method that works best for them.
  6. VineYard Landscaping

    VineYard Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    When I have to trim monkey grass I use both my 21" and trimmer. I run over it with the 21" mower set has high as it will go with the bagger on to help in the clenup. Then I follow up with the trimmer to clean everything up because the mower gives it a flat top look. This has been the best for me but like what was said before find what works best for you and the equipment you have.

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