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all degree
06-21-2004, 02:23 PM
Don't know about the rest of you but I have had a killer time with hedge work this year. Rain really made them sprout. I hired a guy for two days and paid $20/hour just to get them done. Before you freak out about the pay this guy is very good and extremely fast. We knocked out close to $800 worth of hedge work in 8 hours on Saturday.

Anyone else having a hard time getting hedges done this year with the rain and growth? Any tips on making it go faster or easier. I think I have the right equipment Stihl handheld, stihl pole.

T Edwards
06-21-2004, 06:17 PM
I am sooooooooooooooooo sick of shrub jobs this spring. I've actually started charging artificially inflated prices just so we don't get the jobs and we end up with them them anyway.

*****, *****,*****. Business couldn't be better.

all degree
06-21-2004, 06:20 PM
I feel your pain and so do my biceps, forearms, shoulders and back!!!

soccerlawn
06-21-2004, 06:49 PM
Hey all degree, I have the same type of set up Stihl hadnheld and a pole trimmer

tiedeman
06-21-2004, 07:47 PM
last Friday I did ALOT of shrubs for customers, I was so tired after

all degree
06-21-2004, 07:52 PM
Good to see that I am not the one feeling it

KenH
06-21-2004, 07:55 PM
I dont mind trimming shrubs....its the cleanup I cant stand.

BCSteel
06-21-2004, 08:04 PM
I agree with KenH, making the mess is the fun part, cleaning up sucks.

txlawnking
06-21-2004, 08:36 PM
Hey guys, do any of ya'll have experience using a leaf loader/ lawn vac or something similar to clean up the mess? Do they work for that or what?

RedWingsDet
06-21-2004, 09:01 PM
someone want to give me tips on trimming? i seem to have a hard time. i want to get a gas powered one, but other locos said dont get a gas powered one because they get heavy after a while, and told me that little wonder made a self sharpening commercial trimmer.

any tips when trimming?

Lux Lawn
06-21-2004, 09:06 PM
We are also very far behind on trimming this season.

alpine692003
06-21-2004, 09:14 PM
I dont know whats wrong with you guys, but I could hedge trim with my partner all day ...

I love hedge trimming, I'm getting pretty good!

steve in Pa.
06-21-2004, 10:22 PM
I thought we had our trimming all done till some clients who didn't check trimming on contract now decided they want trimmed!!!!!

greenblood
06-21-2004, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by PremierLandscaping
someone want to give me tips on trimming? i seem to have a hard time. i want to get a gas powered one, but other locos said dont get a gas powered one because they get heavy after a while, and told me that little wonder made a self sharpening commercial trimmer.

any tips when trimming?

Get the gas trimmer, you won't regret it. STIHL hedge trimmers are awesome. Heavier than the electric, but well worth it.

cglservice
06-21-2004, 11:04 PM
Staying busy too, Hired a guy just to do clean up,
gave him a Echo shred & vac, works really well as long
as the trimmings are not to big.
Very little rakeing.


:D

Lbilawncare
06-21-2004, 11:47 PM
My problem is that I only have time to trim shrubs on Saturdays and everyone sees me. As soon as I get a job done I pick up another. My goal was to have everything trimmed by the 4th of July, doesn't look too good. At least the money's good.

odin
06-21-2004, 11:56 PM
We have so many we only doing are reguler cilents ..no one timebush jobs to maybe fall...we will be into august getting all the regulers done .....ching a ling tho the cash regester rings ...