Making Bush Trimming A Little Easier

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ed2hess, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see threads about how difficult it is to deal with bush trimmngs. Here are some bad boy roses that I trimmed.


    You can see that these are big time thorns


    Now here are the 2 buckets of stuff all nice and neat to put
    in the truck.


    In case you are wondering how I reduced them down it was with
    the hedge trimmer. You roll them up and cut down thru them and then
    roll them and cut etc etc until you have little bitty pieces. Now if I had
    a mower at the site I would use it.






  2. Well I be darn.
  3. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    great idea, but how do you get em all rolled up without pokin yourself a million times?
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do the same thing but with the sthil kombi. Standing back a little saves blood. Everyone has the newer knockout roses and wacking at them with hedge trimmers doenst seem to hurt them.
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    prune, rake onto a tarp, pull together 4 corners of the tarp, tie and toss on the truck... too much monkey business with pails, buckets or even pots... JMO... :)
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    You use the rake and then when in a pile you use the trimmer to move them around it makes a great grabber tool. I usually use my foot to roll them over and over as the pieces get smaller.
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for this idea, I've got a bed makeover that includes a drastic trimming for 10 of these things.
  9. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use goatskin welding gloves around my roses.
    The goatskin takes the thorns pretty well. With regular work gloves with a cloth back, the thorns always seem to be getting my knuckles.
    With welding gloves, there is leather all around your fingers, and the leather cuff gives plenty of coverage:
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for posting the link to the gloves...not a bad price.

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