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trimming juniper

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by pdenney11, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. pdenney11

    pdenney11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Customer wants me to trim a Juniper. She said she wants a lot taken off of it. I would just like to know what a safe amount would be to take off, and if this is a good time to trim it?
    Thanks
     
  2. tilawn

    tilawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    it should be fine to trim it now depending on what type juniper depends on how much you can take off it. but normally you can take quite a bit on junipers
     
  3. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    Just remember, you will not get new growth on old wood, so if you trim off lots of green and leave old wood showing it will be a long time before it looks good again.
     
  4. Edwardsville IL.PLS

    Edwardsville IL.PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    The sky is the limit. I've trimmed them year round and sometimes to the ground and never killed one , they're just too agressive to kill or harm . I can't stand junipers, I had one at my old house and wanted to get rid of it so I poured about a gallon of roundup on it and the sucker just never died. I think you would probably have to pull the root ball out of the ground to kill it. And the bad thing is I have to go to one of my accounts and trim about 6 of them this Monday. Oh well it's money. Good luck to you!
     
  5. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    :confused::nono:"poured about a gallon of roundup on it" quote from above. Way to go Edwardsville, that is some real sound practices you are using.:hammerhead::hammerhead: Bet it did lots of justice to your soil as well. That is just stupid.:hammerhead::hammerhead:
     
  6. Edwardsville IL.PLS

    Edwardsville IL.PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Don't worry about my soil and my practices there all just fine. Just ask my customers.
     
  7. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Im not worried about them just concerned, I dont need to ask your clients, you layed them out there in plain english. Good luck with that.:waving:
     
  8. tilawn

    tilawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    doesnt matter how much Round Up he put on there Round Up WILL NOT contaminate the soil to any extent.
     
  9. vbmike

    vbmike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Aint that the pot calling the kettle black!
     
  10. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    To be the pot calling the kettle black.......that would mean I do the same thing but call others out on it, so I am not the pot, simple.....so go stick your head in the sand before i piss all over your black kettle :hammerhead:......have a nice day :waving: and dont forget to put a gallon of roundup on that shrub :nono: im finished responding to this thread, waste of my time to argue with people who dont know how to use products as labeled. hell kill the whole ecosystem idiots:hammerhead::nono::dizzy:
     

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