Trimming Shrubs tips?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lasher66, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    For some reason when I trim a customers shrubs they will look good when I am done. But then 3 or 4 days later, I see all the dead clippings inside them and there are a bunch of parts that werent clipped sticking up. WHen you guys are done trimming the shrubs, how do you get all the clippings out of the bush? It seems impossible to get all the clippings out. Thanks for any help.

  2. Port City Lawncare

    Port City Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 75

    When I finish trimming shrubs I like to take my blowers and blow the clippings and such out. You'll find that when you do this there will be small branches and things that had been bent under other branches that were missed. This gives you an opportunity to really get those shrubs tight, and you'll avoid a lot of dead debris on top of your shrubs.
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Another option is to pull through the shrubs in several different directions with a leaf rake.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    As Rtom45 said, I also use a rake.


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