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trim then mow or vise versa

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by yard_smart, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    do you all trim then mow or mow then trim ???

    I usually trim after im done but i notice it doesn't look good having a bunch of big clippings laying around . . . does this make sense?
  2. railman

    railman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I edge, trim, mow then blow. much cleaner look after im done. IMO
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    We trim/edge, then mow. Unless we are running a 3 person crew...then there is trimming and mowing going on at the same time.
  4. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    For me it is determined by the height of the grass...if I roll up to a property and the grass is overgrown by three or more weeks...I trim/edge then cut so that I can mulch all of the excessive clippings when I cut, but for normal lawns I cut then trim/edge...that's just how I do it...
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    When I do my accounts I mow, edge, trim, blow. At my job, there is 2 of us. I edge, he mows, I trim, then we both blow.
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    the mowing crew is a 3 man crew it all happens at once...atleast its a big lawn they all cut then one cuts out early to trim
  7. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    I usually blow before and after. I do full landscape maintenance so I do any pruning, bed cleaning, etc first. Then edge/trim and lot of times I blow all the leftover leaves, twigs, and little green junk onto the lawn and just mulch it in when I cut. Then a quick blow to get the rest of the clippings from mowing. If I don't have the extra stuff to do then edge/trim, mow, blow.
  8. iseegreen

    iseegreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I switch it up every now and then. I usually mow first though. All my accounts are weekly so grass isnt to tall. The reason i mow first is cause if i trim first then when i drive my walker on the concrete where the clippings are it it turns concrete green and makes the grass stick and harder to blow. just my two cents

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i mow trim then blow

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    There iz 3 of us,so it always drawing straws to get to go..........

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