• Em Adespoton
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    26 days ago

    I’ve got a reel mower and lawn cutting doubles as exercise without noise or cables or bags. Just have to do it regularly.

    But then, I also don’t water my lawn, so it’s dormant for large parts of the year, like nature intended.

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      26 days ago

      How do you get the edges where the mower won’t cut? Still with a gas/electric trimmer or is there something manual that would work?

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        26 days ago

        The manual options are ancient - like a sickle, or a scythe or clip by hand with garden shears bent down on your knees for hours. But fuck all that, you’ll want an electric trimmer for edges.

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          26 days ago

          You can get long handled edging shears to save your back if you want to keep with manual tools.

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        26 days ago

        Two things: I’ve edged my grass with pavers fir the most part, and for the small bits that don’t have that, long handled edging shears you can use while standing.

        The other bit is that I don’t have a rolling lawn that needs a riding mower; my grass is interspersed with local plants/shrubs/trees. Only takes 10 minutes to fully trim the grass bit during the season where it’s growing.