Mow first???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Big M LawnnSnow, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I see alot of guys doing different patterns of operation.
    Trim then edge then mow then blow.
    In which order do you find to work best and most efficiant?

  2. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Messages: 108

    I usually mow first. No certain reason, I just do. Sometimes I will trim first, but its just to break the monotony.
  3. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I always edge and trim first. If the drive, sidewalk, or patio have debri on them I will go ahead and blow the debri into the yard so that it get mulched in and does not show when done. I may have to blow everything off one more time when done, but it is minimal and real quick. This way the final results look better.
  4. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Exactly what Cut 2 Please said!
  5. Outback Designz

    Outback Designz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    IMO, edging house and sidewalks first is best. If you mow first, then go back to edge the tall grass left it will just lay on lawn. By edging then mowing, you are mulching up that grass and it mixes with lawn. Leaving a clean finished cut. Then I finish with blowing grass off drive and sidewalks. Then if any grass in street I blow it off street. Imo it looks bad to spread the grass across street. Unprofessional.
  6. TaylorLawn

    TaylorLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Cut 2 Please wrapped it up......ditto on that.
  7. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Ditto to Cut 2 please.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Huh? Going to the blower several times? You can take a mower down the sidewalks or driveway. You can use the trimmer as a kind of blower on the patios to blow the large stuff into the turf area to be mulched.

    Anyway, most of the time its edge and mow first. The mower is a lot faster and more productive than a trimmer. With the mower I can get within about a 1/2" of everything. Then the trim time is very little because instead of have to cut a lot of grass with the trimmers its just trimming a little. You also have a guide on height.
  9. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I have one or two guys mow and one or two guys trim at same time, depending on property. If new or new employee then everyone mows first.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    Depends om how tall the grass is. In mid summer, it doesn't matter too much around here. But with heavy rains causing taller growth, I'd trim first.

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