Lawn Care along Fence Lines

Written by Amy Gordon (last updated March 27, 2024)

Lawns are wonderful things when they are wells cared for. There are many things that you have to do to make them look nice, and it seems that even if you do them they do not always turn out as well as you like. One of the more annoying things is the rate at which grass grows. During the growing season, you will probably find that you have to mow the lawn at least once a week. This is not much of a problem by itself, but there are always areas that the lawn mower cannot go. One of the most common ones and most problematic is along the fence.

When grass grows up around your fence it is very difficult to remove. The best way to get it down once it has grown up is by the use of a weed eater, or trimmer, that uses a line rather than a blade. This is more of a precaution, since when you trim the grass around the fence, you will probably end up hitting it often. This can damage both the fence and the trimmer, so if you lose line it will be easier to replace than a blade. As you are trimming, try your best not to hit the fence, since any marks on it will not come off, and will be very apparent if you have a wooden fence.

Once you get the grass down, one of the best things that you can do is to edge in that area. This will make a more striking look around the fence, since it will even everything up rather than having a wavy line going around the fence area. It will also make it easier since it will give you a line to trim from in the future.

As an added suggestion, do the trimming before you mow the lawn, especially if you use a bag mower. Then all the clippings will go into the bag in one fell swoop, making it easier for you. Also be sure to trim often, because cutting down the grass before it sets in too much is much easier.

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Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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