Here's the other side.
Boy, I've never heard of that. Usually people want bushes that slope the other way, in from top to bottom.Originally posted by Phishook
Not that I'm the expert Bush Trimmer...
But when you prune hedges, try to slope them outward as you go down. Being wider at the bottoms lets those branches get some sun. Other wise, the bottom will start to die off over time.
Why the hostility? I wasn't insulting you, I meant "Boy" as in "Man, Dude, etc", not in a mean way. I just said I never heard of that, nor have I ever seen it done, bushes cut wider on the bottom than on the top. And I'm not quite sure how I'd cut bushes wider on the bottom than the top when they were growing much wider on top than on the bottom to begin with. They were only about 18 inches to 2 feet wide on the bottom, 3 to 4 feet wide on top. I wouldn't think that would be good for the bushes. Even going horizontal would have left the top area mostly bald and sparse. They were seriously overgrown, as you can see, over my head in height. If anyone could provide a picture of this technique, I'd be greatful.Originally posted by Phishook
Sir, now you have from a few of us. But why take my word for it? I'm just a Boy on the computer. Go take some Horticulture classes, or get a book and read it and see for your self.
Then you could offer your customers a better service and explain the benefits.
You can't really tell from the picture, but the bushes were poking out into the sidewalk a bit. I didn't think they were that bad as an obstruction, either, but the city thought otherwise.Originally posted by Rustic Goat
In the 'before' pictures, where is the area that customer was supposedly cited for because of sidewalk blockage?