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Old 02-27-2007, 09:42 PM
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Trimming

Is it necessary to trim each time u mow? How many of u guys trim each and every time? How long would it take on avg for a .14 acre home with an avg ammount of trees/shrubs? I'm trying to calculate it. Do some custumers allow u to trim every other time. Should I charge additional for this or just include it in the price each time. If it takes considerable amount of time to trim that will up the price of course!
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:56 PM
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are you talking about weedeating or shrub trimming?
if weedeating then yes you should include it in your price and do it every time you cut
if shurb trimming you should charge extra and you trim shrubs 4 times a year
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:57 PM
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No its not weedeating, because that term does not exist...its trimming! learn that! and yes you need to trim every time. Its really unproffesional if you dont. good luck!
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:01 PM
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Yes, trim every time. The shrub trimming reference, how many times, when you do it will depend on the shrub. New growth flowering, old growth flowering, this makes a difference.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:02 AM
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No its not weedeating, because that term does not exist...its trimming! learn that! and yes you need to trim every time. Its really unproffesional if you dont. good luck!
I was actually reading in a book that the term "trimming" only applies to bushes/shrubs being trimmed. A trimmer was called a line edger and then there was the stick edger. That book was really messed up though because it also mentioned that there are 2 types of BBC, the one that shuts off the blade and keeps the engine running and the one that shuts off the blade with the engine. I paid 17 bucks for that stupid book.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:35 PM
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No its not weedeating, because that term does not exist...its trimming! learn that! and yes you need to trim every time. Its really unproffesional if you dont. good luck!
yes i know that trimming or string trimming is the correct term. the term weedeating helps determine exactly what type of trimming he was talking about, due to the fact he mentioned "yards with average tree/shrub"
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:59 PM
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the reason you dont edge with a trimmer....

this has been beaten to death here, .... if you use a string trimmer to edge around me, you will lose your customer to me..... after a couple of years, edging with a trimmer produces a wide trench... not a clean looking edge.... and my yards stand out because im the only one around here that uses an edger, and the lawns look so much better then the competition..... they always end up calling me in to take over......

use the right tool for the job....
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:06 PM
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yes i know that trimming or string trimming is the correct term. the term weedeating helps determine exactly what type of trimming he was talking about, due to the fact he mentioned "yards with average tree/shrub"
but it makes you sound very unproffesional. say line trimming. that clears it up. hedge trimming is the other. ok?
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:48 PM
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but it makes you sound very unproffesional. say line trimming. that clears it up. hedge trimming is the other. ok?
Ok, so line trimming = trimming grass and then hedge trimming ( of course ) is trimming shrubs and the like. Just wanted to get that clear. I was reading a book from the 80's that spoke about how most people then only wanted there lawn mowed and trimming was something they would do themselves. I guess the world has changed a lot in the last 20-25 years huh?
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:09 PM
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What about stick edging? I do it about once a month. Is this about right?
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