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blankenshiplawncare
12-09-2004, 10:27 PM
Does anyone have vines at any of their properties? If so, what are you using to trim them. I have been using a pair of hand pruniers and hedge trimmers to keep back the outward growth. This property has tons of this stuff growing and if there is a better way please let me know. Thanks in advance.

Phil

blankenshiplawncare
12-09-2004, 10:29 PM
The other way..

Branchland
12-09-2004, 10:53 PM
I usally use hand pruners. But last week I used the weed eater on some growing over the driveway.

Mo Green
12-09-2004, 11:03 PM
I have a couple of properties like this and I usually use the string trimmer.

blankenshiplawncare
12-09-2004, 11:12 PM
Mo Green,

Do you use a string trimmer on walls?

PLM-1
12-09-2004, 11:22 PM
Mo Green,

Do you use a string trimmer on walls?

Yup, i use it to trim back ivy: house, walls, driveway.

works quick!

blankenshiplawncare
12-09-2004, 11:32 PM
I must try this in an area where the owner can't see if I screw it up. I can conceptualize the idea. Hope I can implement it. Thanks.

Albemarle Lawn
12-10-2004, 01:10 AM
Just kill the stuff, if owner wonders what happened, say you heard something about a blight on ivy this year :angry: :gunsfirin :drinkup:

jeffex
12-10-2004, 06:35 AM
tuck a blue tarp under the ivy to protect the wall and whail away on the ivy with your string trimmer. The tarp will catch most of the trimmings and use your blower to clean out the rest. I use a trimmer as a final touch on shrubs and hedges to get those last few stragglers that pop up .

blankenshiplawncare
12-10-2004, 09:23 AM
Thanks, I have again learned something on this site. Still would have never thought of using my trimmer.

TURF DOCTOR
12-10-2004, 09:30 AM
string trimmer,if you watch what you are doing they will look great.

ztoro
12-10-2004, 09:42 AM
hedge trimmers.. My inlaws have ivy on the front of there house that has roots about 1 inch thick... its amazing..... i call there house jumanji.... sometimes the ivy grows in through the windows.... Thats stuff grows so fast I use a hedge trimmer and in no time its already filled in....