Opinions On Hedge Trimming?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by JOEWOOD, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. JOEWOOD

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
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    Hire :rolleyes: Or Fire :cry: This New Guy
     
  2. BigChaz

    BigChaz LawnSite Member
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    one on the left is the best looking one

    Needs a little practice and someone to show where he needs to cut more and where he needs to cut less to make a nicer round
     
  3. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Trim that crap, blow it out into the lawn, mow it over. Piece of cake.

    If you do a good job on the round ones, they will value you a lot more because customers perceive those to be harder and thus more happy that they found someone who can do them well.

    Also, those round ones aren't perfectly round, so it will not be so easy to screw up on them = quicker job.

    You are a lawn guy right? Do your job, man!

    My bro and I are in the mindset that if a job looks tough, we are smart enough to MAKE it an easy job. There are enough strategies and options in the kind of work to make any job profitable, up to a point.
     
  4. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Crap, just realized you are the prop. owner. That guy sucks. Mention to him that he sucks and see if he will shape up. THen boot him.
     
  5. JOEWOOD

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
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    I'm not the Property Owner Mr. Magpie, (would like to be :) ) this guy is a Trial Employee!
    The rest of the Landscaping he does Fairly Well though.

    Joe... :waving:
     
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hope he performs his other jobs better then he trimmed those bushes.
    Very poor work on the bushes, think I would take him off the bush crew lol
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Show him how if hes good elsewhere. You may also be using to long of a trimmer. I have found if i use a short trimmer it makes the round go easier.
    John
     
  8. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
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    get him a flo-bee??
     
  9. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can't quite tell if those are boxwoods or compactas. Plus, it looks as though you've got new growth already forming. Based on that, it has been 1-2 weeks since he pruned. I think it looks okay, but it depends on what your standards are and what your expectations were. Personally, I think that they should all be pruned to the same height, and the hedge row in the distance needs some leveling. If he pruned that too, he probably just followed what was already there, so don't punish him for that. Explain your expectations to him and give him another shot.
     
  10. Mancinioldhorse

    Mancinioldhorse LawnSite Member
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    an easy job if you just take the time to do it right...THE FIRST TIME!...explain that to him...take your time...(not too long) but do it right...then check it...fix anything...then move on. Haste makes waste...Gawd did I say that? But it is true...too many jobs like that and you could lose the account.
     

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