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What came first trim or mow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcat175, May 18, 2005.

  1. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Normally I mow then trim. What do you do when you have taller grass next to walls/foundations? If I trim this after mowing then I have tall cut grass laying on the lawn. Do you come back with the mower? Do you use the blower and get rid of it - but it will still be somewhere on the lawn to see? Do you trim the tall stuff and then mow then trim the beds/walkways? Just trying to be efficient and save time.
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Trim First
  3. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    If I see the tall grass when I pull up I will trim first then mow. However normally I will mow then trim and then blow everything off. Sometimes I like to blow off the hard surfaces first then mow :p

    LA LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    mow weekly, or more often and you wont have to ask...
  5. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    I'm mowing 2+ a week now. Grass is growing like crazy.
  6. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 392

    I like to trim first then mow. Kind of like painting, cut in then roll.
  7. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Tried trim then mow yesterday. Works great. In the past I always mowed with the left side overhang from the deck real close to the edges. Then trimmed after. Sometimes again after blowing the walkway/driveway edges straight up. I think I'll stick with the trim first. Thanks all.
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Totally agree with the painting comment. I trim first and then mow. If you have been using the mower for a while you will know how close you can get to items.

  9. fyrewalker31

    fyrewalker31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I always go back and blow any grass left laying on the lawn. If I see that it piles up. I just disperse it out into the yard in all directions. Works well for me on all yards, regardless of grass type.

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