Too Hot to Trim???

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Landscape89, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
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    It's a stupid question, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Is there such an idea that its too hot outside to trim shrubs and hedges and it could shock the plant? Im just wondering this.. I was planning to persue a Hedge Trimming job this Saturday but I saw it was gonna be around 95 degrees. Any help is appreciated! :waving:
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Start early and take plenty of water with you. Shrubs are pretty hardy and you should not have a problem with them dying out. A few years back we did some with temps close to 100 outside. They are still there and are in need of a trim soon.
  3. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
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    As long as the plants have water there is no problem.
  4. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Today I trimmed a couple shrubs and when I got home heardthe weatherman say we set another record high - 105.
  5. nograss

    nograss LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    as long as they have water there is no problem. I trimmed alot of plants in Tn today and told the owner he had to water them for the next couple weeks every other day. I gave him the bill and drew attention to the water instructions on the bill so there would be no mistake. 105 today in Nashville, Tn. Always write down the instructions so there is no problem later.
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    I am In mass like you and yes their is such a thing as to hot, and all the advice you just got hear before me telling you it is ok is questionable, if they are ornamental I will not trim them above 80 85 degrees. Unless they are just a hack down.

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