Spring time means two things here in SE kansas....one...winter was too short, and two...its time to cut back the nastiest plant ever invented...pampas. I've tried all sorts of ways to make this job easy, from just cutting it and then raking it up into barrels...to tying it up in bundles before i cut. But what works most efficiently i've found...is two guys on one plant. One guy holds the bush up...make sure he's got long sleeves, saftery glasses and gloves on!....have his pick up all the stragglers and then twist the bush about 1/4 turn so it tightens up and then step his legs away from the bush. The man with the hedge trimmers, and the only way to do this is with gas hedge trimmers, not even a chainsaw works this well....starts at the guys legs and cuts away from him....when he cuts through...the guy holding the grass just walks it to the trailer and dumps it while the cutter trims up the cut a little bit, rake around hte bush, and boom...you're done. It's the only way, i tell you....What do you do?