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Hedge Trimming Question

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Aug 9, 2006.

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Everything.. Or only Evergreens?

  1. Trim/Shape All Shrubs and Bushes

    86.6%
  2. Trim Only Evergreen Shrubs

    13.4%
  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I see different landscapers do different things when it comes to Trimming Shrubs. Some people want all there Bushes Trimmed and Shaped while others want only Evergreens ( Yews, etc.) done. How do you guys approach this?
     
  2. joubenlawnservices

    joubenlawnservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    It depends partially on the landscaping design. A formal landscape will usually have just about everything kept real tight and trim. A more informal design will let more plants follow their natural habit. You also should consult your customer. If they're not happy it doesn't matter how you trim it.
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    pretty much sums it up......there are lots of things though that you should not trim but prune and only at certain times of the year like hydrangeas, butterflybushes, grasses, mums, magnolias.......
     
  4. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    damn, your 2nd post and you hit that one! i'm going to watch your post. for the record i'm sorry if i made you mad. right off the bat! I guess i'm a jerk. but i don't mean to be.
     
  5. sinsere

    sinsere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Trim everything unless otherwise stated.
     

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