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I love doing hedges, It easy and non-strenuous work.
I also Like the pay check at the end. I charge by the foot and difficulty
(Height width how even or uneven the ground is etc..)

Ducke, hay man I have a spare bed this next spring. LOL
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... I attached a picture of a sample of how round those hedges are ...
Those are probably topiary. The plant is caged inside of a mesh and probably maintained using hand pruners.

Edit: Check this link: http://www.sktopiary.com/shop.html#91

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Heh. I cut 140 feet of "hedges" today. Nothing fancy - just needed to get the overgrowth off the sidewalk and even up the tops. That said, I took about 2 feet off the sides to get them off the sidewalk and they were between 6 and 8 feet tall and about 6 feet deep.

The Stihl articulating trimmer attachment came in REAL handy today. I threw an extra handle I had laying around onto the shaft of my FS90R to give me a more "balanced" place to hold it while trimming. It looks goofy when I'm just using it as a string trimmer, but it weighs next to nothing and it's easier than taking it on/off when I want to throw on the hedge trimmer attachment.

That attachment was a good investment.
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That is a great job! How long did it take to do? How did you handle cleanup?
This job being a new job and the first one of the year too me about 6 hours.
as for clean up I just rake it all up in a big tarp and drag it to my truck.
its going to go out to my compost pile at my camp next rain day.
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You should be able to trim the hedges round with an up and down motion.

See how this hedge is curved and cut with a large hedge trimmer.
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I did 5 hours of hedging yesterday. I gotta say I hate it but the paycheck for the work makes the pain go away. I try to stick with basic hedging and nothing fancy. The only thing that makes me mad is when homeowners think years of neglect can be cured and look perfect by a few hours of hedging. It helps but maintaining them can make them look good all the time.
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I now have 201 ft of hedge and 10 shrubs to prune work booked and another 100 ft pending acceptance of quote.
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