- Oct 30, 2009
- Bobcat CT235, Bad Boy z-turn, Suzuki Vinson 500 and F-150
As a master gardener, I only use a hedge trimmer on dead stuff or stuff I want to die. It causes branches at the tips of where you've cut and will cut off the light and air circulation to the inner part of the plant. Va Tech's former (now retired) hort head bought a blueberry farm somewhere in the county. She also bought an old JD tractor. Seems the previous owner came by one day when she and her husband/partner were pulling the rounded/trimmed shrubs out of the ground with the JD tractor.
Yikes. This I did not know.
We just had 10 master gardeners from the STL MG Club in my wife’s tennis facility on Saturday to do some clean-up and beautification. There are 55 large bushes. They all used battery powered trimmers to clean them up.
None of the MG’s said a peep about the battery trimmers. They sure knew how to use those things and get the bushes trimmed.
They also planted 100’s of perennial.