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Advice on periwinkle taking-over a planter

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Fahzu, May 10, 2008.

  1. Fahzu

    Fahzu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Hey everyone. I am starting a new customer tomorrow and they planted vinca minor (periwinkle) in small planters alongside other shrubs. I have a lot of trimming to do to get it caught up and under control, but I fear I will get tired of trimming the periwinkle by hand:cry:. I am afraid my string trimmer will tear the vines and give me a shabby finish, but my power shears are too big for the amount of trimming ( not to mention it is all at ground level ).

    Here's the big question...

    Are there any electric hand shears that will get the job done?

    Black & Decker makes a cordless combo (interchangeable grass shear/hedge shear) but got poor reviews.
    Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks !
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    For that, I would use hand hedge trimmers to do it and be done. very easy to do.
  3. Fahzu

    Fahzu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Thanks for the reply. I'm just not sure of the growth rate of this groundcover and am afraid it will be a nightmare trying to keep up with all the detail work.

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