Whether you are settling into your spring and summer yard maintenance routine or just starting to get yours off the ground, taking care of your yard and your fence at the same time can be a tricky task. If you have a chain link fence beautifully lining your home, trimming and mowing around it can be a hassle. Here are our best tips for trimming around a chain link fence.
Start at the Fence Line
Before you start your lawnmower, dig and remove any grass directly along the fence line, so that there is a 3 inch strip of nothing between the grass and the chain link fence. Cover all of the bare soil with a layer of mulch. Pea gravel is a very popular type of mulch for discouraging grass growth around chain link fencing. Choose a heavy mulch that will provide a decent amount of weight on top of the dirt. If you decide to use gravel for your mulch, keep your mower far away from the chain link fence line to not damage your lawnmower.
Once you are ready to start the mowing process, mow the lawn normally, but leave the chain link fence area until the end. Turn down your mower’s speed so that you can mow parallel to the chain link fence. Take your time and make sure that you get as close to the fence as possible without mowing over the mulch or gravel that you put down. Once you are done with your lawnmower, use a string trimmer to finish any remaining blades of grass growing next to your chain link fence. Make sure that you keep the string trimmer away from the fence to not waste any string.
Choose Hercules Fence Richmond!
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.