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LawnMowerKing10
08-09-2012, 06:07 PM
How should I go about trimming this overgrown thorn plant? Should I just use hand shears and just cut them to a manageable size? any help is much appreciated.

JB1
08-09-2012, 06:27 PM
just go in and start hacking, oh i mean pruning.

cgaengineer
08-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Go in a start spraying a non selective...
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LawnMowerKing10
08-09-2012, 06:57 PM
What would be a good size to trim it to? How should I price the job?

RussellB
08-09-2012, 07:32 PM
I would take it down to about four foot and sell them an eight foot trellis to put behind it. Hour rate.

KrayzKajun
08-09-2012, 07:40 PM
What would be a good size to trim it to? How should I price the job?

$1 per thorn.
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orangemower
08-09-2012, 09:34 PM
$1 per thorn.
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Now that's funny. :laugh::laugh:

I don't imagine anyone lives there and it's a foreclosure? I'd cut them at ground level and start them over.

herler
08-10-2012, 02:55 AM
I don't play around much with that kind of stuff either, cut it all down and haul it away, once over and done.

Curtis
08-10-2012, 08:18 AM
I would look down to see where that snake is that's waiting on you .

White Gardens
08-10-2012, 08:32 AM
If it's a foreclosure, I'd cut them down to about 3 feet and spray them with round-up. Then in about 3-4 weeks, spray again if they aren't dead.

They are either a large variety of Rose Bush, A native Rose bush which only blooms in the spring, or a multi-floral-rose.

Go buy some really thick leather gloves and start hacking away at it. Rose bushes aren't the worst thorny plant out there. My list goes Bar-Berry bushes, Hawthorns, and then weedy Thorny Locust trees. Roses are tame compared to those.

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LawnMowerKing10
08-10-2012, 11:17 AM
I don't want to kill them off, I just want to know a good size to trim them to. Mowing has been slow, so I am willing to take any work I can get.

orangemower
08-10-2012, 11:25 AM
I don't want to kill them off, I just want to know a good size to trim them to. Mowing has been slow, so I am willing to take any work I can get.

Take them down to the ground. They will come back.

ron mexico75
08-10-2012, 12:43 PM
Extended hedge trimmers and some loppers. As others have said, take it down to 3 feet.