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Old 11-06-2006, 12:16 AM
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Trimming Bushes

When is the best time to trim bushes?
Can you trim them when the temperature is between 45 and 55 degrees?
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:47 AM
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I know this is off topic of the original thread, but thought I might get some good responses as people are browsing.

What do most people charge for trimming shrubs? Do you charge by the hour? Do you charge by the number of shrubs - and set amount per shrub? Any thoughts?????
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:41 AM
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You can trim around here anytime as long as the plant is dormant. I've even trimmed some of my on shrubs in the summer.Azalea's need to be trimmed in the late spring only. After the flowers have died.If you do it in the summer you will cut next years buds.Check your zone!I charge by the hr.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:32 PM
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Depends on the azalea species, Encores bloom up to 3x a year. And after the spring bloom on the azaela you can prune them. I charge $50 an hour for myself and the equipment. Plus, the quality of work can determine how much you charge and the types of hedges you are dealing with. Also, you can cut hedges that are growing but not flowering.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:38 PM
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Best time is when dormant.
If thats not possable then it depends on the species and how much trimming is required
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by joyceloveslife
When is the best time to trim bushes?
Can you trim them when the temperature is between 45 and 55 degrees?
I like to say anything above freezing, so the cuts dry and not freeze. This works for shearing as well as pruning so long as you don't attempt anything to aggressive. If your just shaping your ok, but don't try to remove a third or more while the plants are dormant. If the plants are dormant they will have to use to much stored energy to seal them off.
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