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This will sound stupid to most, and that's okay, but I have a young business and the biggest thing I struggle with is trimming around flower beds. Every time I trim, it hasn't mattered whether I trim left handed or what, I get grass in the flower beds. I hate it, honestly hate it because I feel it makes the entire yard look sloppy just from that minimal amount. I also want to get that nice clean edge, that's there after you just cut a bed in to mulch, every time I cut the property without the grass getting in the bed. Does anyone have any recommendations or tips to help out?
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Blow it out. Be gentle and feather the throttle. It'll blow right out 90% of the time.
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Trim from right to left to minimize the grass from going into the bed, then at the end use a rake or your hands and disturb the mulch to cover it up or lightly blow it. Hope this helps.

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Experiment a bit more with your weed eater. As others have mentioned, trimming a certain direction should throw clippings forward, another way should throw them backwards. You may still get a few blades in, but much less than trimming the wrong direction.

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CopperCreekCuts wrote:Experiment a bit more with your weed eater. As others have mentioned, trimming a certain direction should throw clippings forward, another way should throw them backwards. You may still get a few blades in, but much less than trimming the wrong direction.



I agree!

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Like others mentioned go right to left. Also try to adjust your stance...have the trimmer more in front of you when moving. Just takes time man you will find a system that works for you that will leave it clean and save you time.

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I trim flower beds backwards. Right to left to keep the grass shooting away from the bed. You won't ever get away from getting any grass in them. It's inevitable.

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Stance seems to be a big thing mentioned when trimming around beds. But, we also blow out the grass clippings and lawn debris from the beds afterwards.
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my question first would be do you mow first then string trim . cause youll get the majority with the mower shooting it away from the landscape beds of course but leaving you less to string trim and try not to use the string trimmer at full throttle and that probably will help from throwing a lot of grass clippings into the landscape beds
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johny.crooks wrote:Trim from right to left to minimize the grass from going into the bed, then at the end use a rake or your hands and disturb the mulch to cover it up or lightly blow it. Hope this helps.


Completely agree, the more you do it the better you will become. It happens just beware of it and rectify it when it happens

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Totally Agree with everyone posted above. FYI, there are also growth inhibitor chemicals that you can use so that you don't have to trim near the bed as much. Just make sure that you don't spray in the bed.

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