Question about trimming ground cover

j9sheldon

LawnSite Member
Location
Austin, tx
Hey all,
I live down in Austin, Tx. One of my customers has a very large bed of asian jasmine. What is the best way to trim it. They want it about 8 inches high. Should I convert a mower to that height. Does anyone know of a mower that is sold that you can raise up and down up to 12 inches. Any info would be appreciated.

thanks
 

lawnlubber

LawnSite Member
Location
madison, WI
I have never wotked with asian jasmine, but here in WI I am called on to trim a euonymous ground cover. A hedge trimmer with the articulating head does quite nicely. I use a Stihl.
 

ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
We use string trimmers for Asian Jasmine, then blow it out with the blower.
 

Lawntycoon

LawnSite Member
Location
South Carolina
we use hedge trimmers for a cleaner finish. we found that the weed trimmers do not cut the ground cover as clean and exposes the jasmine leafs tips to turning brown later.
 

ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
Sounds like you're using round trimmer line, I use the square, and don't have that problem.
 

Lawntycoon

LawnSite Member
Location
South Carolina
we have used several shapes ...even the tri (3 sided) . it just works better for "US" to use the H/T.
im not saying that the weed eater is not effective. For our beautification team it has noticed considerably cleaner lines and shapes. And is what we will use untill some "magical" item or procedure comes up that is more effective. Keep in mind that if the H/T blades are not sharp the same results will be made as the W/E.
 

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