trim or ride first?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by timmac, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    What do you do first, ride or trim? and why?
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I always mow first. I figure if you can't get it with the mower, you can get it with the trimmer. Can't always get what you miss with the trimmer using the mower.
  3. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Same here. But I do run the stick edger first, then mow, then trim what ever is still sticking up.
  4. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    Normally I mow first, but once in a while I'll run the trimmer first to change things up...then I remember why I run the mower first, so I don't have to go back with the trimmer again to touch up areas I can't get with the mower.:hammerhead:

    I do have one very large property with a lot of trimming so I always start out trimming there. Usually trim about a third of the property then hop on the Z and trim the rest after mowing. Kind of breaks up the trimming.

  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Depends if were bagging the property or not. I like to trim and edge first that way every thing is vacumed up.
  6. stevens lawn

    stevens lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    i trim and edge first and then mow
  7. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    I mow and then trim.
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    On the really hot days when I'm doing a large condo complex I trim first so I can be sitting down on my mower during the peak heating hours of the day. Otherwise I mow first.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Ohhhh no, not the 'egg or the chicken' threads again :laugh:
  10. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    It depends on the property -
    If it's an older account that I already know exactly where I can and cannot get with the mower, I will trim first... it looks cleaner that way.

    I always edge and blow last... it leaves a nice crisp edge.

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