Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

How to trim?


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 5
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default How to trim?

I needs some help, what is the best way to trim these? also should I wait untill fall. But this is a apartment complex and people are complaining about the overgrowth on the sidewalk, Let me know

Attachment 4118

Attachment 4119

Attachment 4120

Attachment 4121

Attachment 4122
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 07-09-2011, 11:32 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
What am I supposed to be seeing?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-09-2011, 12:54 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 5
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

Can't help what you can't see. Or is it just me.
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 5
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default

2011-07-08_18-18-29_261.jpg

2011-07-08_18-18-39_811.jpg

2011-07-08_18-20-26_189.jpg

2011-07-08_18-20-52_749.jpg

2011-07-08_18-21-01_997.jpg

Can you see them now?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-09-2011, 04:18 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

What are they? Hemerocallis? Looks like it.

Hedge clippers. Zip, zip, zip. About 15 minutes of work.

Last edited by mark123; 07-09-2011 at 04:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-09-2011, 04:35 PM
wdcutter wdcutter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 7
wdcutter is on a distinguished road
Default

once the blossoms go by you can cut the stems back to the greens. If it can wait until the fall you can dig up some of the bulbs that are close to the walkways, thus eliminating the over growth and next spring they won't grow out into the walkways.

If it can't wait and the owner says cut them back I would thin them out by digging some of the front ones up and transplant them somewhere or maybe you know someone who would like some new lily bulbs or have a place for them yourself.
__________________
Brian
Durgin's Lawn & Landscape

www.durginslawnandlandscape.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-09-2011, 06:36 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 5
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

Ya a hedge trimmer will zip right through it but I'm not sure how good it will look. I know its a different plant but they share similar traits. We have to trim the red yuccas every once in a great while but using the hedge trimmer doesn't always look the best. I would consider what wdcutter said and dig'em out.
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-09-2011, 06:46 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainViewGreenskeeper View Post
Ya a hedge trimmer will zip right through it but I'm not sure how good it will look. I know its a different plant but they share similar traits. We have to trim the red yuccas every once in a great while but using the hedge trimmer doesn't always look the best. I would consider what wdcutter said and dig'em out.
I've done it 100 times when I worked for someone else (not that I wouldn't do it for myself, I just try to avoid this sort of work if possible). Eventually the boss found out and after he saw the results he had me teach everyone else the technique.

It makes a really nice edge against the sidewalk and it needs redone from time to time. Repeat business.

I had also introduced using the hedge trimmers for end of season cut backs. It turns an all day job into a couple of hours.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,697
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

This is kind of interesting because it could be handled in different ways it seems. If you dig up the bulbs and move them back, they will not need to be trimmed as often. But for more business, it seems like just trimming them will help you to include them in your annual services to rim them again and again and again.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-10-2011, 10:34 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
This is kind of interesting because it could be handled in different ways it seems. If you dig up the bulbs and move them back, they will not need to be trimmed as often. But for more business, it seems like just trimming them will help you to include them in your annual services to rim them again and again and again.
The trimming also takes about 1/10th the time and while you can't charge as much for it you will be in front of the customer more often which keeps them interested and keeps other companies from edging in.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trim Mowers jklawncare Community Assistance 11 10-05-2010 07:44 AM
Hedge Trim lxarth Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10 07-24-2010 03:41 PM
Average cut/trim greentxhou Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 1 09-02-2009 09:12 PM
What would you charge to trim these? GeeGood Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 8 02-06-2008 11:41 PM
Trim weeds around a property without asking Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 2 01-07-2007 05:42 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Landscape maintenance...
Steve
Today 08:47 PM
Today 08:47 PM
by Steve
0 24
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 08:38 PM
by Steve
39 9,962
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
Yesterday 11:57 AM
Today 08:35 PM
by Steve
1 80
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 08:28 PM
by Steve
8 298
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 08:23 PM
by Steve
190 16,863
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
Today 08:21 PM
by Steve
3 156
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Today 08:19 PM
by Steve
10 419
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Today 07:56 PM
by Steve
6 244
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
Today 07:53 PM
by Steve
4 182
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
12-20-2014 07:57 PM
Today 06:50 PM
by Chilehead
7 181
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Today 12:02 PM
by SuperiorPower
11 360
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,105
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,057
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,210
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,415
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 358
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 349
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 427
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 322
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 884
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 870
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 339
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,185
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 456
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,465
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 696
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 555
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 966
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 496
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 488
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,344
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,811
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,046
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,334
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,518
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 682
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 760
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,301
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 928
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,320
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,935
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 782
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,527
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 697
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,584
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,557
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,571
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 762
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,341
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,260
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush charge christmas collections deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate mulch price new buisness new business new mower ordinance per hour service podcast profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns theft toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy