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Old 04-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Mxrider52 Mxrider52 is offline
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Easiest way to maintain groundcover Juniper?

What is the easiest way to maintain this Juniper off sidewalks and the parking lot? This stuff is in a island and just looking at how to maintain it the easiest. I know I can just clip it as it grows over but it is a very long and slow process. There is like 500 foot of this stuff. I cannot remember the measurement at the moment. Thought maybe you guys had a better alternative.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:54 PM
herler herler is offline
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Around my necks Junipers aren't far from Ivy in the "we hate that crap" department.
I'd really almost rather have Ivy, only good thing about Junipers is they grow really slow...
So you have like 4-5 years before it really needs attention.
In the meantime I would just trim it back.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:59 PM
Twinlakes Twinlakes is offline
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I'd suggest 3 ways based on the info. you've given so far.

1. Regeneration via selective thinning/pruning. It might not look the best initially upon competition; but taking the plant back in time will.

2. Use a walk-behind edger with a good cutting range & a big enough blade to zip through the thicker runners.

3. Any other details regarding the $$$ your getting in return for your attention to this?

If it were me & part of an excepted contract; I'd uniformly cut back anything 6,8" or even a foot away from the curbs. Maintain it as it reapproaches the curbs' edge.

Good luck
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:13 AM
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trimmer with articuating hedge works great and yeah an edger
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