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Hedgemaster
06-02-2012, 09:48 PM
Some tall hedges...


Before:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_154556.jpg

After:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_192624.jpg




Before:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_154635.jpg

After:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_192521.jpg




Along the way...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_160558.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_160646.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_161234.jpg



The Hedgemeister hedge-mastering...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_171325.jpg



That's an 8' stepladder by the way...
(and the wooden privacy fence seen in other pics is 8' tall as well)

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_171447.jpg



The view from up here...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_172057.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_172109.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_175554.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_175610.jpg



The Stihl is great - awesome even, but all of it's expensive, commercial grade goodness doesn't mean SQUAT if I can't reach to the far side of the hedge.
Had to break out the YardMan and add the extra extension pole...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_173933.jpg



May as well trim up the lilac while I'm at it...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_180142.jpg



All done!

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Tall%20Hedges%20June%202%202012/20120602_192714.jpg

Hedgemaster
06-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Great pics. Can you give me some advice on clean-up when there are alot of bushes in a pine straw or mulch island? Its really a pain to clean up even laying a tarp out when they are so close together. Or is this just one of the headaches of the industry?

I hate traditional "blue" tarps - they are good for some things (especially for dragging piles of leaves), but they are hard to work with, and if there's a breeze, they blow around.

I use painter's tarps. Get the cheap ones from someplace like Harbor Freight. The ones in the pics are 4'x12' and the size/shape is ideal for long runs of hedges, and they can be "wrapped" around larger individual shrubs.

If there are a lot of little shrubs, you could try a sheet (maybe even cut in half or thirds), as a lighter material would make it easier to tuck in/around tight areas. Every job is different, so you need to do what works best for that job.

Hedgemaster
06-03-2012, 08:31 PM
Did I mention I got stung by a hornet while doing this?

See the tubular bird feeder on the far right of the first pic?
An empty bird feeder means plenty of room for a hornet's nest inside.

When I picked it up to move it it was like I was holding a LANTERN OF PAIN! Out they came and off I went running like a girl! Only one of them nailed me though.

Sprinkler Buddy
06-03-2012, 09:12 PM
Nice job, I try to avoid yards with shrubs such as this. Lol Just not worth the risk the older I get.

Hedgemaster
06-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Nice job, I try to avoid yards with shrubs such as this. Lol Just not worth the risk the older I get.

This one's hard to avoid. Every time I look behind my house - there it is! :D



Would you believe I took about 3 feet off the top of those about 7 years ago using nothing but a pole pruner.
:eek:
Snip. Reach. Hook branch. Snip. Get hung up on branch. Shake loose. Hook branch. Snip...

http://www.plantfactorygardencenter.com/prodimages/fiskars/large/93936965.jpg

I came to my senses shortly after having done it. That was insane.

Sprinkler Buddy
06-04-2012, 02:13 PM
I would make an exception for one of my neighbors but Steaks on the grill are on them. Lol

Hedgemaster
06-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Another "hedge" job I did a few weeks ago.

This is actually a mass of forsythia. I think I posted a pic of this last season when I first trimmed it. A neighbor came over and said "That hasn't looked that good in 15 years!" Apparently the previous owner never cut them.

Anyway, here are some before/after pics of the first trim this season. They WERE further out onto the sidewalk, but I had knocked some of that off the previous week while I was there to mow.


Before:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Forsythia%20Trim%20Woodside/20120519_124409.jpg


After:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Forsythia%20Trim%20Woodside/20120519_134522.jpg





Before:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Forsythia%20Trim%20Woodside/20120519_124350.jpg


After:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Forsythia%20Trim%20Woodside/20120519_134637.jpg


There's more of them up around the bend, but I didn't take pics of the rest.
Nothing earth shattering, but it sure looks better when it's "neatened up" a bit.

Hedgemaster
06-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Another hedge trim. "Square".
Note that these hedges were about 90% "dead" on top due to a heavy frost late this spring when the tender leaves were just coming out. I took about 2" off the entire top and waited a few weeks for them to green back up again.


I'll start with before/after shots...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_153059.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_164435.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_153236.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_163850.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_153333.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_163756.jpg





A few random shots...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_155525.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_163739.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_163928.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120603_164140.jpg

Lopes Lawn Care
06-08-2012, 10:58 PM
Great job on the hedges man. how do you like that stihl trimmer? I was thinking of adding one to the arsenal. I've rented one before and you definitly feel it after using one all day but it works like a champ.

Hedgemaster
06-08-2012, 11:14 PM
Great job on the hedges man. how do you like that stihl trimmer? I was thinking of adding one to the arsenal. I've rented one before and you definitly feel it after using one all day but it works like a champ.

I've been pretty pleased with it.
Plenty of power for normal trimming and even for semi-heavy work.
If by "feel it", you mean the weight, yeah, I thought it felt heavy at first, but I've gotten used to it. I'm not a big guy and prior to the Stihl, I had used nothing but a cordless trimmer on my own property for several years, so the weight was a considerable change for me to adjust to.

My dealer steered me to the FS90R since I was initially looking at the Kombi system, but didn't want to spend the extra hundred dollars that it costs just for the powerhead and a string trimmer attachment. They make "most" of the same attachments for this trimmer, but you can NOT get an extension for the pole pruner like you can with the pole pruner in the Kombi system. Something to consider.

I have the hedge trimmer attachment and the edger attachment and both work very well, but the edger takes longer to swap out. The hedge trimmer only takes 30 seconds, but if I needed an edger on a regular basis, I'd just buy a dedicated unit because it takes a just a little bit more fussing with.

Here's the thread I started when I was first looking for a trimmer - maybe you'll find some useful info there.
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=12465&highlight=trimmer+advice

Lopes Lawn Care
06-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Thanks for the info hedge. I've got a couple older hedge trimmers and was looking to upgrade to something new. I like the articulating head trimmer but I only rent one a couple times a year for a few customers. For most other jobs I just need a normal sized hedge trimmer so I might just go with that for now. Once I get some more regular work that warrants the trimmer you have i'll bite the bullet and pick one up.

Hedgemaster
06-09-2012, 03:57 PM
More hedges in need of some work.

Before/After...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_111045.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_123927.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_111121.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_123801.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_111144.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_123812.jpg




Assorted random shots...



Canvas drop cloths down for easy cleanup.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_111548.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_115630.jpg




How they look in a downpour...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_125006.jpg

After I finished and cleaned up, I JUST put the last item into the truck when the first drops started. I hopped in the truck and it started to POUR!
I got lucky.

Check it out. It was 85 degrees when it started to rain.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_124942.jpg



Less than ten minutes later...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120529_130523.jpg



I had to go back another day to finish the rest of the hedges near the house. More pics of those later if you are good.

;)

brian'slawncare
06-09-2012, 11:03 PM
Hedge-

That looks fantastic! I bet the neighbors love you for that!

what is your method for getting that perfect "square" look?

Hedgemaster
06-09-2012, 11:30 PM
Hedge-

That looks fantastic! I bet the neighbors love you for that!

what is your method for getting that perfect "square" look?


Thanks.


Heh. I dunno... I've just got an eye for it I guess.
If you're talking about the short hedges between the two properties, I generally cut the top first. These are too wide to cut from one side, so I cut half from the street back, then go around and do the other side. After that, I use a leaf rake to get the clippings off the top and go back over the whole top to even it up. I'll kneel down in the street and check to see that I'm cutting them level across the top and "fine tune" any "humps" that I can spot.

For the sides, again, I start at the street and work my way back, cutting from the bottom, up in small sections, the I go back and touch up anything that's still sticking out. I know that hedges are supposed to be "tapered" with a wider base, but I've been cutting THESE hedges (it's my lawn, btw) this way for nearly 20 years with no issues cutting them this square.

After I'm satisfied that they are as straight as possible, I hold the trimmer at an angle (upward), resting it against my side to maintain a uniform height, and walk the length of the hedge barely touching the top corner to buzz off any stray leaves that are sticking up, but not cutting in enough to round it off.

I should get some video the next time I trim them. ;)

WeekendWarriorLawn
06-10-2012, 05:47 AM
you do BEAUUUTIFUL work, Hedgemaster. i always look forward to your posts.

Hedgemaster
06-10-2012, 10:50 AM
you do BEAUUUTIFUL work, Hedgemaster. i always look forward to your posts.

Thanks, man.
I was beginning to think I was posting these for nothing. Not many comments.

I guess I'll keep posting. :)

Hedgemaster
06-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Here's the rest of the hedges that I did at the above property a few days later...


Before/After

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_143648.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_160652.jpg





http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_145305.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_145252.jpg



Before/After

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_143745.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_160730.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_143714.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_160506.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_143700.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_160607.jpg




No rain this time!
I still have a few more things to do at this property to get the beds cleaned up and such, but it's looking much better already.

JeffK26
06-10-2012, 11:14 AM
Yes, keep posting.

I always enjoy seeing your work.

WeekendWarriorLawn
06-10-2012, 03:43 PM
please keep posting pics and overall in the forums.

no BS about it, i value your input in my threads and overall as i read what you have to say to folks around here.


it's great to have a real pro around to lend his knowledge. and great to see your work! it makes me want to keep going. a level of precision to look forward to learning.

Steve
06-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Another hedge trim. "Square".
Note that these hedges were about 90% "dead" on top due to a heavy frost late this spring when the tender leaves were just coming out. I took about 2" off the entire top and waited a few weeks for them to green back up again.

How do you keep those lines so straight for so long? Do you ever use a guide line? Or is it just eyeballed?

noworkgardener
06-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Wow look how straight those are. Very nice Hedgemaster. I find when I get tired my lines start getting wavy from holding up the trimmer. Good idea about having a position to hold the trimmer and just going over the top to straighten it.

Also it pays to know what you are trimming. If you trim the forsythia too late in the season it will not bloom the next year. This is something you might want to warn customers of.

Hedgemaster
06-11-2012, 04:53 PM
How do you keep those lines so straight for so long? Do you ever use a guide line? Or is it just eyeballed?

Nah... I just eyeball it.

I've been artistic all my life. "Straight lines" just come naturally and I have always had a good eye for leveling things.

I guess you also need to understand how the trimmer cuts different vegetation as well. It's not a s simple as running the trimmer "up and down" along the side - you need to hold a slight angle for the teeth to cut properly.

It's not exactly rocket science, but obviously it doesn't come naturally to everyone. My neighbor's hedges look like a roller coaster. It takes every fiber of my being to keep from going over and "fixing" them. :D

Hedgemaster
06-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Wow look how straight those are. Very nice Hedgemaster. I find when I get tired my lines start getting wavy from holding up the trimmer. Good idea about having a position to hold the trimmer and just going over the top to straighten it.

Also it pays to know what you are trimming. If you trim the forsythia too late in the season it will not bloom the next year. This is something you might want to warn customers of.

Thanks for the compliment.

Yeah, it can be fatiguing to run the trimmers for long periods. My back starts hurting when using the extended trimmer on high stuff.
When I run along the top sometimes instead of just walking and cutting as I go, I find that I get a better cut if I walk slower and move the trimmer across the top in almost a circular, motion. Hard to explain.


Good tip on the forsythia. This particular client could care less. She'd like them "gone", but doesn't want to spend the money to have them removed, (And I don't know that I even want to do it - there's a LOT of forsythia there!) so I just shape them up a few times a season.
Last year a neighbor came over and said "Those haven't looked that good in 15 years!" I guess the previous homeowner just allowed them to grow without ever cutting them.

Hedgemaster
06-15-2012, 10:37 PM
Not hedges, but here's more of the cleanup at the home I posted pics of before.

Trimming back the ivy that's growing out onto the driveway...

(Here's the best "before" pic I could find of the ivy)
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120605_143648.jpg


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120611_142203.jpg


This is the kind of stuff I like to use my crap tools on. I picked up this YardMan trimmer and hedge trimmer attachment on clearance at Wmart last year... it's perfect for "risky" stuff near the ground when you aren't sure what could be hidden in there. Why risk damaging my Stihl? Let the $40 trimmer get messed up instead!

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120611_142216.jpg


All cleaned up!

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120611_150305.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120611_150315.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20x2%20Woodside/20120611_150329.jpg

WeekendWarriorLawn
06-15-2012, 11:40 PM
oooonly to play the devils advocate here,

but i read a lot about "why should i damage my x_equipment?"



are the tools not under warranty? not necessarily pointed to you HM, and amazing work again by the way, but why should i not ask this here and now?

Cashin H&P
06-16-2012, 05:36 AM
oooonly to play the devils advocate here,

but i read a lot about "why should i damage my x_equipment?"



are the tools not under warranty? not necessarily pointed to you HM, and amazing work again by the way, but why should i not ask this here and now?
You dont want to damage your tools because if you do then you get behind in work or you cant work both of which are a pain in the ***. Because 1. your not making money 2 you have to buy new or repair what you broke and depending on the equipment that can be very expensive. Thats why hedge uses his $40 trimmer for the risky stuff.

Hedgemaster
06-16-2012, 10:38 AM
Warranties don't cover "abuse". If there's a manufacturer's defect, sure, but "wear" and damage from use isn't going to get you a replacement.

I picked up two of those attachments last year. So I jam one up on a rock, or a metal post - it's a $40 loss. Better that than the several hundred I paid for the Stihl attachment.
They don't cut as well, but for some things they work just fine.

Also, note the tip... I can run these right along the concrete on the ground. If I did that with the Stihl trimmer, I'd be beating the tips of the blades to death.

Hedgemaster
06-21-2012, 09:27 PM
I buzzed those "square" hedges again today.


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/20120621_181145.jpg


I'm sexy and I know it...


:D


I didn't use these trimmers for the whole thing - woulda' been overkill and not enough room to work with that car there.
I used my hand held trimmer for most of it.

Oohh!!! Video! I have video to follow...

Hedgemaster
06-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Hedge-

That looks fantastic! I bet the neighbors love you for that!

what is your method for getting that perfect "square" look?


Here, I'll show you...

(click image to view 2 min video)


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/th_20120621_175012.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Hedges%20Square/?action=view&current=20120621_175012.mp4)

It's a little easier now that they've been cut, but this is essentially how I cut them.
I just did the first few feet as a demo and the Stihl was really only in there to show someone how the forward handle helps, but like an idiot I didn't even get in the shot for that part!


Pardon the pause to flick the sweat off my nose, but it was 97 friggin' degrees today.

Steve
06-22-2012, 10:45 AM
Your customers must be super pleased with you when you are done! WoW!

Hedgemaster
06-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Your customers must be super pleased with you when you are done! WoW!

I did an ivy trim a few days ago for a regular mowing client.
When I stopped today to mow, I picked up my payment in the usual spot and it was wrapped in a note...

"Hedge, the ivy looks GREAT! Thanks!"




Actually... I have pics of that job too. Gotta get them uploaded!

Hedgemaster
06-22-2012, 09:49 PM
Here's an ivy trim I did a few days ago...


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_161200.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_160842.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_161223.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_160831.jpg


I used the cheap trimmer again for the final cut along the ground on both sides...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_163204.jpg



Cleanup.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_165909.jpg






Now for the before/after shots...

(first is a closeup)
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155043.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155009.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_171929.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155029.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_172011.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155137.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_172207.jpg





http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155201.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_172348.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_155215.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Ivy%20Trim%20Greenwood/20120619_172305.jpg


The entire job including unload, trim, cleanup, and load took 1 hour. I charged $50.

Hedgemaster
06-29-2012, 08:13 PM
A shrub trimming job from a few weeks ago.
Nothing amazing, but thought I'd post them anyway.


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_153832.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_180720.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_160008.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_180554.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_163341.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Trimmed%20Regent%20Sq/20120616_180453.jpg

Cashin H&P
06-29-2012, 11:43 PM
I was trimming some bushes today and I thought of you lol I always forget to take before pictures though. I need to get a pole hedger using a ladder is sketchy some times haha Hedge you do great work man

Hedgemaster
06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Thanks guys.


Here's a shrub job I did a week or so ago. I still need to do the mulch, but I thought I'd post the shrub pics for now.



http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_142901.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_155614.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_155223.jpg





The little shrub on the right looked like the one on the far left before I cut it...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_144511.jpg




http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_142910.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Friendship/20120614_155634.jpg

Hedgemaster
07-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Speaking of boxwoods. I need to remove the lopsided, half-dead shrub in front up near the flagpole and I think that's what I'm going to plant.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/editnumber1.jpg


I didn't take "before" pics of the whole job. I just shaped my inkberry holly shrubs yesterday.
The large, dark shrubs (one near the street and one behind the flagpole) are burning bushes, and were shaped about a month ago. These plants have all been here for about 7 years when I redid the front lawn and created the beds seen here. If I didn't keep those burning bushes regularly trimmed, they'd be massive by now.


Views from several angles....


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_170945.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_170920.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_170852.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_170836.jpg




These three inkberry hollies are in need of a trim. I don't think they get enough light here, as these ones are less "full" - especially on the back.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_160021.jpg


Over the years they have grown to the point where they touch each other making it tricky to trim them. Initially all three were equal, but the center plant grew faster, so I just started shaping them the way you see here.

I just used my cordless shrubbers for these three...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_160118.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_160852.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_160900.jpg



Like any big job. One guy working and three supervising...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_160350.jpg



Ignore the ivy on the ground under them. I still need to cut that back.


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_164110.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_164036.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Jobs/Hedge%20Trimming/Shrubs%20Inkberry/20120723_164136.jpg


It can be a pain to keep up with, but they sure look better when you do.