What first?

mgarn

LawnSite Member
This probably applies more to the solo operation but open to anyone. I have always mowed first and edged and weed eat second . Just curious to the order everyone does it?
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mowisme

LawnSite Senior Member
I'm with you on this order.. I think you'll get a close percentage both ways on this but tend to think more do it in the order you mentioned. Be interesting to hear. I know if fence line is way over-grown I'll trim that down first so mower will chop it up to look better- but that usually is just couple times until looking good. Ussually pertains to new accounts. older accounts are already being trimmed each mow so no tall grass laying there.
 

tannerbug

LawnSite Member
Location
gainesville, ga
If its a burmuda lawn that I bag I will weedeat and edge 1st then cut ill blow all the clippings back in the yard so I can bag them. That way when I'm done there is no long clippings in the lawn. I don't blow stuff out in the street for it to get washed down the storm drain. Local government frowns on that.
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southernturfpros

LawnSite Member
First 95% of all my lawns are warm season turf(Bermuda or zoysia). Always mow first, seem to get a much better end result. Don't like running over my edge after it's already edged. Also I edge with my weed eater all the time so I weed eat and edge last, also helps knock out grass clipping from the edge.
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zackvbra

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Lake park, ga
Edge, mow, trim, blow. Everybody now! Edge, mow, trim, blow. It's like a sing a long.
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QLM

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
new orleans la
It all depends on job, season, type of turf, and mower being used. Most times it is edge, trim, blow, mow and reblow. I use a full mulch kit some of the season and a ezchute spring and summer. I always blow all leaves and clippings into the turf to be mulched then blow the whole job down after mowing unless it is live oak leaf season then the billy goat comes out because it will be too many leaves to mulch fast.
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AMC32

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lincolnton, NC
Edge, mow, trim, blow. Everybody now! Edge, mow, trim, blow. It's like a sing a long.
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This is the order I use too. For new clients or biweeklies it chops up any over growth so it isn't just laying on top of a nice cut lawn
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redmax fan

LawnSite Silver Member
when you edge first then ride over edge with mower you can mess up the clean edge , so we mow before edging . mow first so then only have to trim places mower doesnt get instead of having to guess and waste time over trimming . then trim or edge dont matter which . thats our outlook anyway
 

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