How to Cut Grass Under a Trampoline?

Trying to keep your backyard looking pretty is not a sin. In fact, most homeowners would agree with me when I say this – your backyard and how well you maintain it plays a major part in impressing your peers. Keeping their backyard grass in check is a hobby to some, while for others, it is a matter of pride.

If you decide to get a trampoline in your backyard, then you need to make sure you are cutting the grass under your trampoline, too, when you are mowing the rest of the lawn. But it can often get complicated since it is not easy to reach that area.

So how do you do it? Let’s look at the answers here.

How to Cut Grass Under a Trampoline?

A mess of weeds and uncontrolled grass in your backyard is not a pretty sight. That is why most homeowners who have a nice lawn in their backyard choose to mow it from time to time. Mowing down the lawn grass keeps it looking pretty and ensures the healthy growth of the grass.

But, if you have a trampoline in your backyard, things can get a bit complicated. For one thing, there is a good chance that the grass under the trampoline will die. But there are workarounds to this, which you would know about if you read my other article titled Will trampoline kill grass?

Even if you manage to grow grass under the trampoline, mowing it can be quite challenging. Since you will not have easy access under the trampoline with a basic lawn mower, controlling the grass in that area can be difficult. But leaving it to grow on its own is not an option either if you want your lawn to remain healthy.

So, what do you do? How do you deal with those pesky grass under your trampoline? Well, as luck would have it, there are not one but three great ways to deal with this issue. And one of these ways will not cause you to spend a single penny.

If you are struggling with this, then let me lend you a helping hand by giving you a couple of excellent methods to cut grass under your trampoline with minimal effort and time investment.

Do I Need to Mow the Grass Under a Trampoline?

Now, you might be thinking, if it is tough to reach the grass under the trampoline, why mow it? After all, most people would not notice it anyway, right?

Well, the truth is, while you might be able to fool some people into thinking your lawn is well-maintained even if you don’t cut the grass under your trampoline, it is really not a good idea. Without trimming it, the grass will grow uncontrollably and can even lead to insect and weed infestation.

Besides, there are cases where grass can grow faster under a trampoline thanks to the shade it provides against the sun. And if you do not mow the grass, it will grow a lot higher than the rest of your backyard.

The grass blades might even scratch the underside of your trampoline mat. While it may not be enough to poke a hole in the mat, it will definitely leave a couple of ugly scratches under it.

Sure, cutting grass under a trampoline can be a hassle, but it is always worth doing if you care for the health of your backyard. So don’t be lazy and take the easy way out, especially when there are plenty of easy ways to do it.

How to Mow Grass Under a Trampoline?

While mowing grass under a trampoline is essential, it is easier said than done. If you have a basic lawn mower, then you might have a tough time reaching the center under the trampoline mat. And if you leave the grass be, it can grow uncontrollably, ruining the entire look of your backyard.

So, what are your options? Well, thankfully, there are a couple of good ones.

Here are some of the tricks that may help you mow the grass under a trampoline perfectly.

1. Move the Trampoline

The most cost-effective way to mow the grass under your trampoline is to simply move it out of the way when you are mowing the lawn. That way, you will be able to keep the grass length even across the entire backyard. You do not have to disassemble the trampoline; simply moving it to a different position works.

Of course, this would not be a good solution if you have a large trampoline. Bigger trampolines not only give you a larger jumping surface, but they also weigh a lot more than a normal 10 or 12 feet model. So, moving it to a different position might be difficult if you are mowing the lawn on your own.

Well, there is a workaround to this. You can invest in a set of trampoline wheels that can help you move around your backyard easier. Trampoline wheels are quite affordable, and your local trampoline store should have one that fits your model perfectly.

When you are done mowing the lawn, you can simply move the trampoline back into place. And if you choose to disassemble the trampoline during the lawn-care day, you can take the time to clean out your trampoline as well to eliminate weird issues like fixing your trampoline squeaking and whatnot. You would be killing two birds with one stone.

2. Get an Adjustable Lawn Mower

Garden care has never been easier with the arrival of new lawn mowers with adjustable features. If you recently bought a lawn mower, it should come with features like adjustable handles or decking that can help you mow the grass under your trampoline with little to no effort.

If you have a lawn mower with these features, you should be able to adjust the handles to angle it under the trampoline trimming down the grass underneath the trampoline mat. Sure, you might have to bend down a little, but it works pretty well in a pinch.

With deck adjustment options, you can also set the cutting height to your liking so that the grass blades remain healthier. Most homeowners who maintain a garden already know the importance of not cutting too close to the base when they are mowing their lawn.

But the main advantage of having this option is that you will not have to put yourself at risk when you are cutting the grass under your trampoline. I do not usually recommend getting on your knees and bending over when mowing grass under the trampoline. But if you absolutely have to, set the cutting deck high to avoid accidents.

Of course, this solution only works if you already have an adjustable lawn mower. If you don’t have one, though, I would strongly recommend picking one up, as this can make lawn care a lot easier regardless of whether you have a trampoline in your backyard or not.

3. Get a Robot Lawn Mower

If money is not a factor, and you want a completely hassle-free experience when you want to mow the grass under your trampoline, just get a robot lawn mower. You do not have to use it on your entire lawn. But if you are planning to trim certain inaccessible areas of your backyard, this can work wonders.

The main advantage of getting a robot lawn mower is that it can work by itself without your supervision. All you have to do is set it down in your backyard, turn it on, and step back. Then, it will slowly start going around your backyard, trimming the grasses down to your desired size.

And in most cases, a robot lawn mower is tiny. It is slightly larger than a cleaning Roomba, which lets it move into small spaces easily. So, trimming the grass under your trampoline should not be an issue for a robotic lawn mower. And you do not have to take any of the hassles while mowing the lawn.

The only downside here is that it is quite expensive. You can find remote-controlled lawn mowers, too, which are slightly cheaper than the automatic ones, but even then, you would have to spend a good chunk of money to get a decent robotic lawn mower to trim the grass under a trampoline.

Parting Wisdom

Cutting your backyard grass, in general, can be a chore to some. And it doesn’t help at all when you have to bend over and mow under your trampoline as well. But if you care for the looks of your backyard and the health of your lawn grass, then this is a task that you cannot put away for later.

I showcased three simple ways to mow the grass under your trampoline. So, you should be able to go with the option that suits you best depending on how much you are willing to spend or how much effort you are willing to take on yourself. Cheers!

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