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Bush Hogging vs. Lawn Mowing

Bush Hogging vs. Lawn Mowing

When you have a residential or commercial property in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Lexington, and other areas in northern Alabama, you need to be informed about the best ways to maintain the exterior of that property. Large fields with lots of overgrown areas and lawns in front of your home do not need to be cut the same way. 

Lawn mowing is used for certain areas, while other larger areas may require a different technique referred to as bush hogging. Learn the difference between these two services and when you may need to request them for your property.

Bush Hogging Cuts Overgrown, Larger Areas of a Property

Bush hogging an open, overgrown field in Florence, AL.

Bush hogging is a common term for a service that can also be referred to as brush hogging, rough cut mowing, or rotary cutting, depending on the terms used. Bush Hog is actually a company that created rotary cutters, but their name has become common terminology for this task. Usually, bush hogging is done to clear overgrown large areas.

The machine cuts through thick weeds, grass, bushes, and more using a rotary cutter, where multiple cutting blades are attached to swing back and forth to cut. Rotary blades are also much thicker than a traditional mower blade so they aren't as likely to be damaged by flying rocks. These blades are not as sharp, either—they aren't designed to perform a precise trim. The point is to remove thick overgrowth so that other land clearing tasks can then be completed, or so the plant growth...

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