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Plant trimming question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LawnMowerKing10, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    How should I go about trimming this overgrown thorn plant? Should I just use hand shears and just cut them to a manageable size? any help is much appreciated.

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  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    just go in and start hacking, oh i mean pruning.
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Go in a start spraying a non selective...
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  4. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    What would be a good size to trim it to? How should I price the job?
  5. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,557

    I would take it down to about four foot and sell them an eight foot trellis to put behind it. Hour rate.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    $1 per thorn.
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  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Now that's funny. :laugh::laugh:

    I don't imagine anyone lives there and it's a foreclosure? I'd cut them at ground level and start them over.
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,141

    I don't play around much with that kind of stuff either, cut it all down and haul it away, once over and done.
  9. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I would look down to see where that snake is that's waiting on you .
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    If it's a foreclosure, I'd cut them down to about 3 feet and spray them with round-up. Then in about 3-4 weeks, spray again if they aren't dead.

    They are either a large variety of Rose Bush, A native Rose bush which only blooms in the spring, or a multi-floral-rose.

    Go buy some really thick leather gloves and start hacking away at it. Rose bushes aren't the worst thorny plant out there. My list goes Bar-Berry bushes, Hawthorns, and then weedy Thorny Locust trees. Roses are tame compared to those.


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