As of late, I have been having more and more conversations with both new and existing clients in regard to the possibility of surface damage caused by routine string-trimmer use at their properties. When mowing a lawn, it is often the case, that any grass found growing on-site, not accessible by a conventional lawn mower will be cut using a mechanical string-trimmer (aka weed-wacker, line trimmer, weed eater, etc).
Unless improved landscape design or protective strategies are employed (targeted wood mulch placement, expanded plant bed areas, use of sacrificial contact materials, simple grass removal, etc.), contact damage is very likely.
When placed/installed directly atop growing grass or are left in very close proximity to a regularly maintained lawn, the following items or structures are commonly exposed to accidental string-trimmer related damage.
- Wood Stairs, Fencing and Gates
- Deck, Fence and Mail Box Posts
- Tree Bark/Exposed Roots
- Wooden or Plastic Children Playground Sets
- Low-Voltage Light Fixtures
- Exposed Utility Cables
- Outdoor Furniture
- Vinyl, Wood or Aluminum Siding
- Air Conditioner Condensers
- Low-Growing Annual and/or Perennial Foliage
- Aluminum Downspout Extensions
Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions or if our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. can be of help in the creation of a beautiful, maintenance-friendly landscape at your property. Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!