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Solo Ops...efficiency..how do you do it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SprinklerGuy, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Just curious about the order in which you do things at a typical mow/trim/blow account from the moment you pull up at the curb.

    I would probably:

    Trim and edge first
    then mow
    then blow

    Anybody do it different....remember you are alone...with no help.
    what have you found to be the most efficient procedure and WHY???
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I mow first, then edge, trim and blow. I trim last because if i miss something mowing i don't have to go back and get the trimmer. I don't know how some of these people mow after they trim. Seems to me there would be unnecessary trim work!
  3. kmclawn

    kmclawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I mow first, trim and edge then blow.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I mow, trim, and then blow. Once in a while I have to edge, but nobody wants it done up here. I am thinking of making it mandatory next year

    Now some accounts that I do every 4 days for I just mow, there is no need for trimming sometimes.
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    I Blow, trim edge then Mow LOL :blob3:
  6. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    I either trim or mow first depending on the mood im in.
  7. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Thats the exact order in which I do mine. No matter how good I blow, when I mow I still get clippings everwhere.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Edge,mow,trim and blow.
  9. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    Mow, trim/edge, blow. This way my edges are nice and clean and don't get all dis-cobobulated by the mower wheels. And as for blowing, ya just gotta save the best part for last.
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    mow, trim, edge, blow, go.

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