I've trimmed several shrubs so far this year that haven't been touched for years. Needless to say that quite a few of them have next to nothing underneath the outside layer of leaves but bare limbs. How do you handle this? I have another customer who had a "clump" of bushes about ten feet tall that had about five years worth of vines covering it. I removed the vines and...... again.... tons of bare areas in the middle. I was planning on tying some of the limbs closer to the middle to fill the area and train them back towards center mass. My concern is that customer don't get it..... they pay money to have their shrubs looking nice but since they waited years to do it the only solution is to make them look like ish for a year or two or leave them too big but shapely, if you're lucky.