What's the Fascination with Weed Whackers on STX?  

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watruw8ing4
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I can't think of a more inefficient way to "cut" grass, except maybe using scissors. But maybe I'm missing something. Is it cheaper in labor parts, and materials than mowing? Trying to trim (landscaping costs) and wanted to know why mowing isn't used a lot here.

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speee1dy
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not many lots are free of rocks. only a few that are actually flat enough to use mowers from what i see.

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OldTart
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Obviously you haven't done any "yard" maintenance here! If you have a flat, relatively rock-free space then a lawnmower works just fine but very few homeowners have that luxury and most of one's land is not only rocky but very steep. Weed whackers are highly efficient, economical to run and, in our climate where vegetation grows very fast, you can cut way closer to the ground with one than anywhere near possible with a lawnmower. Plus of course no blades to dull and much easier maneuverability in tight spaces than a lawnmower. Attested to by one who has put in thousands of calloused hours over almost three decades with both weed whackers and mowers but now watches someone else do it!

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sheiba
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Thanks for asking/answering that question. I have been curious about the weedwacker thing as well. Interesting!

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wenchtoo
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Obviously you haven't done any "yard" maintenance here! If you have a flat, relatively rock-free space then a lawnmower works just fine but very few homeowners have that luxury and most of one's land is not only rocky but very steep. Weed whackers are highly efficient, economical to run and, in our climate where vegetation grows very fast, you can cut way closer to the ground with one than anywhere near possible with a lawnmower. Plus of course no blades to dull and much easier maneuverability in tight spaces than a lawnmower. Attested to by one who has put in thousands of calloused hours over almost three decades with both weed whackers and mowers but now watches someone else do it!

I thought about you the other day thinking you don't have to ever do that again, what a luxury for you 🙂

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