Its just starting to be prime hedge and shrub trimming time. Just be careful while you are trimming. Today while cutting one side of a tall hedge that was on a hillside, I lost my balance and drove my clippers right into my knee. I just had them freshly sharpened. The teeth were lodged in and I could barely pull them out. Not a fun experience. Really I know I needed at least two stiches in the one gash, but I opted to clean it up with the first aid kit, and keep working. In 12 years of doing this I have never had something like this happen to me. No matter how careful you are, if you lapse in concentration for one second accidents can happen. Just be careful while hedging this year. Remember, if given the chance Hedge trimmers Bite!!!