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  • First attempt at hedging

    This is the first time I have ever even held a hedger in my hand. Looks ok I guess, could have been better.

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  • #2
    is the bush tilted or the picture?

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    • #3
      not too bad for the first try. you'll get the hang of it.

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      • #4
        Not as simple as it looks, huh?
        Tricky spot too with that damned post in the way.

        I use upward, "arching curve" sweeps ending in the center/top as I move around the shrub.
        I then repeat to neaten it up - mostly just to make the top curves even.

        The real b!tch is when you have twin shrubs that need to be sized/shaped identically.

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        • #5
          The bushes were never cut before, so they were pretty bad, this is at my parents business. It was crooked when I started, the other bush is way worse, I did my best to try to straighten them out.
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          • #6
            The bushes at my house, and then my moms house are next, i'm going to keep practicing. I want to offer this to people, but I don't want it looking terrible.
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            • #7
              If it wasn't for that pillar...

              Top right & top front is a little heavy, I'd personally have to be in front of the bush to actually see whats going on, good stuff!

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              • #8
                Thanks cheese.

                I should have rounded the top off more, I think it would have looked a lot better.
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                • #9
                  Thanks cheese.

                  I should have rounded the top off more, I think it would have looked a lot better.
                  Not your fault.

                  Shaping hedges is a pain in the arse, every time you look away and look back from a different angle, you'll always find something more to tweak lol.

                  Keep up the good work, and show us how you tackle the next one!

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                  • #10
                    Will do, I plan on tackling my bushes tomorrow.
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                    • #11
                      Shave more off the top to make it to make it even

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                      • #12
                        don't over think it. Looks a lot better than it did. Fixing a bush can take more than one cut, give it some time then trim it again

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                        • #13
                          Defiantly looks way better than started, wish I would have taken a before pic.
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                          • #14
                            wish I would have taken a before pic.
                            it's on the ground around it

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                            • #15
                              Haha, so true!
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