Trimming hedges and bushes is an essential part of gardening. It can save your garden from looking unkempt and overgrown. Bush trimming is something that is especially difficult if you do not have a hedge trimmer at your disposal. In that case, it will require a large amount of strength and knowledge in order to accomplish the task of trimming these shrubs manually.
If you have just purchased a bush trimmer, remember that if you are not experienced in handling and operating a trimmer, be very careful and ensure you've read all the instructions and warnings the tool will come with.
The rule of thumb with hedge trimming is to trim conservatively. It's no different to any kind of cutting in that respect - once you trim, that's it - what you cut off is gone. So use such a tool in a delicate way and start by just getting used to its weight and power. See it almost like a "shaver" more than a trimmer - shave off small amounts first until you get the hang of it. Only with confidence can you trim decisively.
There are electric trimmers that are used for flower gardening, lawn care, and landscaping that are designed for the flower and herb gardener. These trimmers are designed to handle pruning and other tasks that will keep the plants well maintained.
When you are in the process of trimming bushes in your garden, remember that each plant will react differently to the types of equipment you have at your disposal. There are many different techniques for cutting the bushes, so do your research before you start trimming bushes in your garden.
If your hedges and bushes only need trimming a couple of time a year, you might consider just hiring a gardener to do it. While they're there, they can do other jobs around the garden too. It just comes down to your own perferences. Some people can't tolerate if any aspect of their garden looks even slightly outgrown - and they're out with their trimmers on a weekly basis.
If you are not feeling confident in using a trimmer, then hiring a gardener to do the trimming for you gives you the opportunity to watch firsthand how it's done. Article kindly provided by landscapingclovis.com