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touching up shrubs with string trimmer

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by williams lcm, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,188

    Who touches up shrubs with a string trimmer? If I see a stalk shooting up on a shrub I with hit with my string trimmer when in the area weed wacking. This helps it look better a littler longer between trimmings with a hedge trimmer. I seen a guy trimming a complete shrub at a commerical burger king with a string trimmer. Acutally it did not look to bad. I would not trim a complete shrub this way but he was.
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    What can I say??? A real Class act that I could only read about on LS.
  3. Wow....your joking, right? Have you heard of felco?
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,227






    I better stop now.

    I know, I'm in Michigan, but I saw the title and couldn't believe what I was reading.
  5. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    And people who don't belong in this industry, and who won't be for long
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,227

    What's even worse is admitting in public on a forum dedicated (allegedly) to the bettering of the industry that one uses this technique.
  7. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,188

    I see guys do that alot around here in between shrub trimmings.Just hitting a little stalk here and their that appear after a week or 2 of complete hedge trimming with a hedge trimmer on the virburium. I thought it was odd to see the guy trim the shrubs with a string trimmer. It blew my mind.
  8. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Weed wacker? Oh no :nono::nono::nono::nono::nono:

    Get a hand clipper (Felco pruning shears) and clip them off.

    Glad you came here to learn, I'm not going to harangue you about it.

    Listen and learn :waving:
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    To Williams. You had to know what kind of replies you were going to get with this :D

    But the answer is no, don't do it. It will leave an unclean cut that invites problems. That said, I bet almost everyone here is guilty of lifting up the string trimmer to catch that one lone wolf shoot growing out of that otherwise perfectly level hedge when no one is looking :)
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  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    I edge the Jasmine with it once in awhile. How do others edge Jasmine. I'm not going to stick my hedge trimmer into the dirt.

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