How do you guys charge for hedges? First time shaping, and maintenance. I have a customer who wants me to "shape" about 40 hedges that have weeds growing out of the top of them. I was thinking of laying a tarp or two down while I cut to catch the leaves. Will definately be a pain. I cleaned them up some with my electric edger and pulled some of the weeds out. Now the weeds are growing out the top again and the hedges look ok (except for darn weeds) but could be better. I was thinking of buying a stick hedge trimmer (Shindaiwa) and getting fancy. Any suggestions? For some reason my search isn't working.