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How to prevent spreading disease/fungus with hedge shears?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Pecker, May 26, 2004.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I think the title best says what I'm trying to find out. What do you guys use or do? I'm referring to gas powered hedge trimmers. . .is there anything I can disinfect them with between jobs that won't damage the blades?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    You do clean between jobs, right?
    If you have this concern, clean as usual, spray down with a bleach solution, dry, then lubricate.
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    10% bleach solution. I vaguely remmeber some type of copper solution you can use also, maybe copper sulphate?
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I read in either lawn & landscape mag, or maybe it was turf mag, but even something as simple as using househouse disinfectant will work.
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Ok. Thank you guys.
  6. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    Rubbing Alcohol

  7. two_planks

    two_planks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    isopropyl (sp?) Alcholhal
  8. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    The easist thing to use is a can of Lysol aerosol disinfectant. Cleans the hedge trimmer right up and leaves you smelling better after a long days work.

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