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What Order Do I Trim, Mow, Edge Blow Or Huh?

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips, Video Lawn Tips.

Do I weed whack first or mow? Do I edge after mowing or before? …

Today’s simple lawn care tips are mainly based on opinion: MINE. But I hafta think that other lawn care pros do it this way too because it just makes the most sense. What I’m talking about is the order in which you trim, mow, edge and blow.
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So, long story short, there isn’t a wrong way to do it, but there is a way that leaves things looking clean. Remember, weed whacking first allows your mower to pick up the debris created, and then edging after mowing ensures you won’t trample your nice, clean edge. Blowing always comes last, of course!

A lot of times you guys see me using a certain tool or product in the vids and you want to know more about it, so here is a list of the tools used in this one. You will notice that I don’t always use “PRO” tools in the vids. (like my cheap electric blower) That is because I try to demonstrate products that are ‘do it yourself’ AND budget friendly at the same time. Let’s face it, if you don’t do this for a living, why invest $300 in a backpack blower that you only use once per week? Anyway, here’s the stuff…

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If your lawn care ritual is different, please feel free to share and tell us why in the comments below! It’s all good in lawn care!

One Response to “What Order Do I Trim, Mow, Edge Blow Or Huh?”

  1. Kent F Says:
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    I always mow first for a couple reasons. 1) I only trim and edge every other run through because I have to mow every 5 days in heavy growth season. 2) My trimmer and edger are electric by choice, so it just makes sense to move the long cord around once – after getting the mowing out of the way. I live your method too, it might be ideal, but mine works for my Texas lawn. Thanks!

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