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Best way to trim liriope?

Posted by HollyT z7 NoVA (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 23, 05 at 8:21

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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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

Use a weed wacker/string trimmer.


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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

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


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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

Lirope puts out only one flush of leaves a year. Run over it with a lawn mower before new growth sprouts in the spring.


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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

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.


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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

The lawn mower does a super job!


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RE: Best way to trim liriope?

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.


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