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hedge work

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by G&Plawn, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    im a new lco and have been offered my first commercial account cleaning up some hedges at the bank thta i use for my business accounts. I m a bit courious about how to properly trim and pull some of these hedges. i will post pics later today to show what they look like. If any one has any good ideas for cleanup or reworking some of these hedges i would reall appreciate it. thanks
  2. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    these are some pics o the hedges tht i need to trim up and maybe emove any sugestions let me know thank you

  3. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    more pics

  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Actually, they don't look all that bad to me, with the exception of the dead one. I'd edge the bed, clean out the weeds, trim any dead material,and mulch.
  5. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    It looks to me you don't have a hedge but individual shrubs. Yes??? It's still hard to visualize exactly what to do, but since all the shrubs are the same variety, I’d round each one varying the size (diameter). Also, unless I could make the height of each one the “same”, I’d “purposely” make the height different to make them look more random.
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647


    remove the dead shrub, dead wood the rest trim them on the slant a little, cut a bed line, weed it. Suggest plant spring bulbs where the indents are
  7. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I agree that those shrubs are not a hedge. They are a foundation planting of individual shrubs. Also, please do not shear those junipers. Hand-pruning the branches that are too long will reduce the size without destroying the plume-like texture.

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