Trimming-Before or after mowing

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Trimming-Before or after mowing

Poll closed Jul 24, 2014.
  1. Trim before mowing

    42 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. Trim after mowing

    104 vote(s)
    65.0%
  3. Never trim

    14 vote(s)
    8.8%
  1. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
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    #1 TruClone, Jun 24, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
    Discuss.
     
  2. cyinne

    cyinne Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2009
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    I prefer after- know what you missed up close to buildings/house/trees/landscaping. I also love the look of a freshly edged sidewalk/driveway.
     
  3. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
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    Trim after about every 4th or 5th mow.

    I also shave after shower.
     
  4. urb1

    urb1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
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    I trim after mowing ... sometimes a month or so after. The poll needs a Rarely Trim option.
     
  5. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

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    I trim before I mow. The reason being that you have all the taller grass laying in your yard/sidewalk. I blow the grass off the walks/driveway back into the yard. When you mow you then mulch all of it up so you do not have to rake.
     
  6. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

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    Do not know how to edit the poll.
     
  7. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2010
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    I trim and edge after mowing. That way I know how far I have to trim the grass along the house so it looks good. Where I live, the grass will grow over the sidewalk (it uses runners to spread), so I am lucky enough to edge weekly (or more) during the summer.
     
  8. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    As long as she trims first for that nice bikini line, I am OK with it. But love it when she mows!!!!:smile::smile:
     
  9. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2006
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    I thought everyone has mowed for the past 20 years???
     
  10. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    Recently converted to "before". Otherwise I spend too much time trying to get closer than I need to with the mower. Plus, like you said, the mower can blow a lot of the grass off the sidewalk/driveway.
     
  11. ISUKing

    ISUKing Member

    Apr 27, 2010
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    Every word of this
     
  12. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    Trimming before you mow is like wiping before you poop, it just doesn't make sense.
     
  13. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    You mow everything you can and then you trim what the mower couldn't get to.
     
  14. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    neat
     
  15. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
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    Try it next time, it will change your life.
     
  16. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

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    If you know your lawn, you know where and how far to trim. You must like raking.
     
  17. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2010
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    Mow, then trim. Anything else is wrong.
     
  18. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I use to mow then trim. Now I trim and mow and won't go back.
     
  19. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    If you have to rake after trimming then you need to trim more often.
     
  20. JackDog

    JackDog Member

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    So let me get this straight... The majority of you enjoy looking at an ugly strip of trimmed long grass blades along the edges of your house and property? Trim first. Then mow to chop up all the unsightly long clippings
     

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