Any one else do this....Or am I just a nut? If a shrub just has a little new, light-green growth on it, a weedeater will trim it 5 times faster and better than any hedge trimmer will. A Weedeater is perfect to use on Boxwoods, burford hollies, dwarf youpons, etc. Obviously though, if there's lots of growth on the bushes, a hedge trimmer would do the job better. It's best not to let the homeowner see you doing this though! You're likely to get some raised eyebrows. I've been doing this for years. I charge many of my customers $5-10 bucks (or more) per week more to keep their shrubs in top form. By using the weedeater for 2-3 minutes per week to trim off the new growth I can do this very easily.