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Trimming along foundations...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by fiveoboy01, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Sometimes when I trim along a foundation(where the grass goes all the way up to it), some of the grass will lay down rather than get cut. Yesterday I ran a shred-n-vac along the concrete to pull a few long clippings, and it pulled up this un-cut grass so I had to go back and trim some of it again.

    Is there a technique to avoid this? I'm using Echo crossfire line, can't remember but it's .090 or .095.
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    im guessing its all laying one way due to going over it the same way with the mower everyweek, what you can do is take your foot and pull the grass up with it by pulling it the opposite way it is laying down then trim in that direction as well, then just be careful and most likely do this for a few weeks to get it so it stays up. Maybe stay a little bit away from it with the mower as well.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Round Up the 1st 3-4 inches than trim that like you would a bed
  4. jwscroll

    jwscroll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Exactly, this is commonly refered to as a maintenance strip. To take it one step further you could edge the strip.

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