Bush Trimming

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mtdman, May 22, 2004.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I've got an estimate for trimming some arborvites, for shape. I've trimmed these bushes before, but not for shape. Two are pyramidal, two are global. Any suggestions or things I should/shouldn't do?

  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,163

    I blow them out with the blower after I rough them out, then you can use your hand pruners to cut back the large wood back into the foilage and reshear. Stay out of the brown and hide your cut marks on any wood by using your hand pruners.

    P.S If you spray them with water first your shears will not gum up.
  3. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    Exellent post there Dishboy!
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Thank you dishboy!


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