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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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Defiantly looks way better than started, wish I would have taken a before pic.
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wish I would have taken a before pic.
it's on the ground around it
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Haha, so true!
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Good first attempt man! Trimming is always a pain in the arse. At least to me it is. Your doing the right thing by practicing at your parents places first before doing it for a paying customer. It takes a bit to get it and every job/shrub is differant. Some need ladders and some are just monsters that people go years without trimming. Others are easier with less debri removal. Some require differant sized trimmers, sometimes you need a longer trimmer, sometimes you need a trimmer with bigger "teeth" when chopping down big stuff.

I'm going to a heavy trimming job tomorrow. It's really detailed and way beyond anything i've ever done. The lady is a family friend and knows i'm not that experianced with shrubs of this nature but wants to give me a shot anyways. I'm gonna take some pictures before i start and will post them tomorrow cause i definitly need some advice on these soccer ball sized shrubs.

Nervous but excited cause this can really be a showcase proberty for me. It's a hair salon on a main road in town with tons of traffic. The owner told me a can leave a sign there.

Hedge- where do you get those canvas tarps that you use?
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Good first attempt man! Trimming is always a pain in the arse. At least to me it is. Your doing the right thing by practicing at your parents places first before doing it for a paying customer. It takes a bit to get it and every job/shrub is differant. Some need ladders and some are just monsters that people go years without trimming. Others are easier with less debri removal. Some require differant sized trimmers, sometimes you need a longer trimmer, sometimes you need a trimmer with bigger "teeth" when chopping down big stuff.

I'm going to a heavy trimming job tomorrow. It's really detailed and way beyond anything i've ever done. The lady is a family friend and knows i'm not that experianced with shrubs of this nature but wants to give me a shot anyways. I'm gonna take some pictures before i start and will post them tomorrow cause i definitly need some advice on these soccer ball sized shrubs.

Nervous but excited cause this can really be a showcase proberty for me. It's a hair salon on a main road in town with tons of traffic. The owner told me a can leave a sign there.


Hedge- where do you get those canvas tarps that you use?
Harbor Freight.

4'x12' - great for long runs and for circling smaller shrubs.
They are heavy enough to not blow away in a light breeze unlike a cheap, blue tarp.

They are around $5-$6 when on sale and with a 20% off coupon.
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The best advice is that you should only take off small amounts at at time. You can always shave more off, but you can't put it back on. Stand well back and check it by eye frequently, and pay particular attention to the angle the bush is seen on when approaching it towards the high traffic areas.
The more you do, the faster and better your eye becomes.
Using a pole hedger where ever possible saves bobbing back and forth looking at it from a distance. You can stand well back and eye it as you go.
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I think i'm going to look into getting some of those clothes. Tarps are such a pain in the a$$ to try to wrap around the schrub.
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One thing I've found out. Make sure you rake out all cut and semi cut debris. No matter how good it looks when you finished. In 5-7 days it will look like crap with all the dead and dieing debris.
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Yea I plan on laying something down to catch the majority of everthing.
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