Best way to trim liriope?

HollyT(z7 NoVA)March 23, 2005

My liriope needs to be trimmed. I have 200-300 plants. What's the best way to do this? I would like to do it myself, but find it hard to hold the plant up with one hand and trim with the other. Anyone have any better ideas? What cutting/power tool is best?

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creatrix(z7 VA)

Use a weed wacker/string trimmer.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 7:54PM
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HollyT(z7 NoVA)

Do you just trim it where it lays, rather than trying to hold it up and "haircut" on clump at a time?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2005 at 8:16AM
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Lirope puts out only one flush of leaves a year. Run over it with a lawn mower before new growth sprouts in the spring.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2005 at 4:28AM
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The deer pruned mine! That's the only useful thing that they've ever done for me. But, I was prepared to use the lawn mower.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2005 at 7:31PM
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diamonds5ga(z8 Mid GA)

The lawn mower does a super job!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2005 at 12:58PM
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creatrix(z7 VA)

At this point in the spring lawnmowing may not work. If the new growth is above the mower blade you will chop the ends off, and it won't look right with square ends.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2005 at 4:41PM
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