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asian jasmine trimming

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lurch, May 4, 2007.

  1. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    i have a client that wants his asian jasmine (groundcover) taken backand trimmed down a bit...he said he has seen it done with a trimmer....i told him i would ask the wonderful people at lawnsite and they would definatly come up with an answer....

    so...trimmer or what?


    thanks for the feedback
  2. bullethead

    bullethead LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 273

    Yes - either use a string trimmer or gas hedge clippers. String trimmer is much faster, hedge clippers cleaner cut. Majority of people don't want to pay the big bigger bucks it would take to use hedge trimmers.

    Techniques - turn string trimmer on its edge and go around the prerimeter. Then turn it over and level out the top of the jasmine. You can also bevel or taper the edges so it has a nice roll to it as opposed to a square edge.

    Sometimes, by the time you are asked to address the jasmine, it is way overgrown (too thick/tall). You can actually take all the way down and just leave little 1" tall nubs sticking up. It will flush back out and then you keep it lower, propsectively.
  3. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    thanks...its not to overgrown but its getting there...

    anything else i should know?
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    I been thinking of getting a walk behind trimmer, like the Swisher that you can rotate the cutting head 90 degrees so as to do the borders of jasmine ground cover faster. I don't know if it will actually work.

    Anybody tried it?
  5. bullethead

    bullethead LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 273

    No - it's that simple, really.

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