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Trimming hedges

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Created by Harrow 6 months ago, 14 Mar 2018
Harrow
NSW, 2319 posts
14 Mar 2018 1:08PM
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The house we moved into recently has a lot of low hedges, some with quite fine leafed plants. It's time to trim them, and I'm wondering if I need to worry about all the waste that is trimmed off clogging up the garden? It's surrounded by Mondo grass, etc. so it won't be that easy to collect it after the trimming is done.

Any tips or suggestions welcome.

Hardcarve1
QLD, 379 posts
14 Mar 2018 12:50PM
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Roundup

Emeboy
NSW, 199 posts
14 Mar 2018 1:55PM
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Hedge trimmer for sure... just got an awesome one from Bunnings a couple of weekends back. So easy. And then to get all the little leaves etc out of the garden.... a Vac/Blower that will suck (and mulch) all the offcuts easy as. They generally don't pick up the larger rocks or even large bark mulch (if you have it).

Ian K
NSW, 2692 posts
14 Mar 2018 2:09PM
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English Box Hedge! Round up. If you must treck off to Bunnings to buy a hedger. Electric please.


NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 649 posts
14 Mar 2018 1:17PM
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Hardcarve1 said..
Roundup



Hell no!! That stuff kills everything, even the top soil. Serious, avoid that poison at all costs.

theintercept.com/2016/05/17/new-evidence-about-the-dangers-of-monsantos-roundup/

rockmagnet
QLD, 1052 posts
14 Mar 2018 1:55PM
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Hardcarve1 said..
Roundup


Roundup and concrete, the lazy gardeners friend.

Harrow
NSW, 2319 posts
14 Mar 2018 3:46PM
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Ian K said..
English Box Hedge! Round up. If you must treck off to Bunnings to buy a hedger. Electric please.

Don't worry, I'm going all electric. Just built this electric edger from left over RC plane parts. It's frickin' awesome...plowed through overgrown edges like a hot knife through butter and cuts a beautiful fine edge. High torque brushless outrunner motor with switch mode electronic speed controller and pulse width modulated throttle control powered by low impedance high discharge lithium polymer batteries. Works much better than anything you could buy. Ha ha, there was lawn flying 20 feet high, I'm still getting grass seed out of my hair.

actiomax
NSW, 1254 posts
14 Mar 2018 4:36PM
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Love the safety features like guards to stop rocks flying into you'r eyes

Chris_M
1636 posts
14 Mar 2018 3:08PM
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You guys take mowing the lawn to the next level

Smithy
VIC, 813 posts
14 Mar 2018 8:08PM
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I only opened this thread because I thought 'trimming hedges' was a Euphemism for something completely different

Macroscien
QLD, 4509 posts
14 Mar 2018 7:29PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..


Hardcarve1 said..
Roundup





Hell no!! That stuff kills everything, even the top soil. Serious, avoid that poison at all costs.

theintercept.com/2016/05/17/new-evidence-about-the-dangers-of-monsantos-roundup/



everything besides my Lantana. Sprayed 3 times over, double dose, super strength 450 (not 360) the same Lantana clump.Green us usual. I guess the only goat could be the answer. Both for my Lantana and your hedges.


Shifu
QLD, 831 posts
14 Mar 2018 8:34PM
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Smithy said..
I only opened this thread because I thought 'trimming hedges' was a Euphemism for something completely different


Looking forward to a "Cutting My Mate's Grass" thread.

Harrow
NSW, 2319 posts
14 Mar 2018 10:05PM
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One serious answer out of ten. Gotta be happy with that!

sn
WA, 2471 posts
14 Mar 2018 7:42PM
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Harrow said..
Don't worry, I'm going all electric. Just built this electric edger from left over RC plane parts. It's frickin' awesome...plowed through overgrown edges like a hot knife through butter and cuts a beautiful fine edge. High torque brushless outrunner motor with switch mode electronic speed controller and pulse width modulated throttle control powered by low impedance high discharge lithium polymer batteries. Works much better than anything you could buy. Ha ha, there was lawn flying 20 feet high, I'm still getting grass seed out of my hair.



needs more cable ties, a bit of gaffa and a couple of bent nails for that "I dun it orl by meself" look

Spotty
VIC, 1150 posts
15 Mar 2018 12:03AM
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Harrow said..
One serious answer out of ten. Gotta be happy with that!


A tarp to catch clippings if you don't want it falling on gravel drives or garden beds etc. Sew/tape couple of battens etc into 2 sides, lift n pour into garden waste bin/barrow etc.

Mark _australia
WA, 18134 posts
14 Mar 2018 9:35PM
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Or - don't have a hedge. Looks too hard.

Harrow
NSW, 2319 posts
15 Mar 2018 1:18AM
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Mark _australia said..
Or - don't have a hedge. Looks too hard.

Yeah, not my cup of tea....but the house is 100 years old, classic federation and very well done, even I have to admit they look good in this instance.

busterwa
3598 posts
14 Mar 2018 10:30PM
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lotofwind
NSW, 4794 posts
15 Mar 2018 3:05AM
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rod_bunny
WA, 962 posts
15 Mar 2018 12:56AM
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Push Mower... you've got one of those haven't you?

Ian K
NSW, 2692 posts
15 Mar 2018 7:55AM
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lotofwind said..



That's not a hudge



elmo
WA, 7768 posts
15 Mar 2018 5:43AM
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put a tarp down under the edge of the hedge to catch the debris

Mark _australia
WA, 18134 posts
15 Mar 2018 7:45AM
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^^^^ quick, tell Spotty

Imax1
VIC, 1417 posts
15 Mar 2018 11:59AM
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Why is electric so important ? Noise ?
Dont start me on electric saving the planet !

Harrow
NSW, 2319 posts
15 Mar 2018 1:17PM
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Imax1 said..
Why is electric so important ? Noise ?
Dont start me on electric saving the planet !

Yep, noise. I'm getting tired of the continual buzz of small two strokes all weekend. I remember Don Burke used to call whipper snippers "noise on a stick". And petrol powered leaf blowers...don't get me started on those!

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rod_bunny said..
Push Mower... you've got one of those haven't you?

Of course!! The lawn in the new house used to be cut ripped with a petrol mower, so it needs a little TLC, but just a couple of months with the off-road Flymo and it's coming on great guns.

Ian K
NSW, 2692 posts
15 Mar 2018 4:01PM
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Imax1 said..
Why is electric so important ? Noise ?
Dont start me on electric saving the planet !


Yes noise.

Mackerel
WA, 310 posts
15 Mar 2018 3:18PM
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I hate cutting my plumbago hedge and it's now too tall to cut the top. It is very old (100+) and is the actual fence for half the yard.

Spotty
VIC, 1150 posts
16 Mar 2018 10:02PM
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Shifu said..


Smithy said..
I only opened this thread because I thought 'trimming hedges' was a Euphemism for something completely different




Looking forward to a "Cutting My Mate's Grass" thread.



or like how Beavers keep their hedges n edges trimmed ..... here's one of those hot n wet Perth beavers keeping oneself cool and doing some trimming

Macroscien
QLD, 4509 posts
16 Mar 2018 9:18PM
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Spotty said..

Shifu said..



Smithy said..
I only opened this thread because I thought 'trimming hedges' was a Euphemism for something completely different





Looking forward to a "Cutting My Mate's Grass" thread.




or like how Beavers keep their hedges n edges trimmed ..... here's one of those hot n wet Perth beavers keeping oneself cool and doing some trimming


needs to fill your yard with water now!

Mastbender
1753 posts
17 Mar 2018 2:35AM
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You knew somebody had to post this.



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