Mowing NARROW parking lot medians

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Ok, I've been wondering this fow awhile now. I never see any guys mowing the medians in parling lots like at malls and stuff, but I have always wondered how they mow the really narrow ones (about a 1 1/2' wide) filled with trees every 2' apart. If any of you do it/have seen it done, is it done with a string trimmer, a 21"er, or what? :confused: I just never seen a rig with 3 guys and a bunch of push mowers, besides the guy that says 21"ers are more productive than a ZTR:rolleyes:
  2. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    Bunch of guys with trimmers is what they do at a mall over here. Cut as much as they can with the mowers, everything else is trimmer work.
  3. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Trimming is how i've seen it done. Doing it at about 9:30pm. Big crew too, I counted 9 guys. These guys do a few malls locally, all at night.
    Not the best way to spend your evenings.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I'd use a trimmer or better yet, use Plant Growth Regulator. PGR would allow you to skip all those islands and still get paid for maintaining them.

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