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Common Mowing Errors

Putting bystanders or partner at risk while operating power equipment

Failure to wear safety gear

Mowing over loose rock or gravelly areas


Slashing and girdling trees and shrubs with whip

Scalping lawn and cutting too closely with whip


Mowing too low on soft, thatchy or mossy lawns and embankments

Scalping hilltops with mower

Hitting sprinkler heads with mower


Cutting back flower beds with edger

Cutting gulleys along walkways with edger

Failing to define flowerbeds with edger


Stepping in flower beds

Leaving clumps of grass clippings in lawns and beds

Leaving gates open

Leaving hoses and garden furniture in unorderly manner


Those who fail to learn from past mistakes are destined to repeat them