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Hello. Chester Buczynski here Big Lakes Lawn Care. I have a quick quick tip excuse me, a quick tip for any of you that may be trimming your own hedges this year.

There’s one tip I have that I see happen all the time. People make this mistake and it makes the hedges look like crap. So, the idea when you’re trimming your hedges is to have a consistent level that’s flat straight across.

Now, what happens is you get to the beginning of the shrubs and start trimming and you’re trimming along trimming along, stepping back every so often to eyeball things. What happens is your arms start to get tired and droop and so your trimming along trimming along getting tired your arms are drooping when you’re done your hedgerow looks like this.

So, a quick way to avoid this from happening to you first of all is to be mindful of it but the other thing to do is hammer in a stake at each end of the shrub. So, you got a stake here and a stake here and you go you measure from the ground up to the height that you want your shrub to be and Mark the stake. So, you want a four feet tall four feet up from the ground it doesn’t matter where the top of the stake is. You wanna be four feet up on this end and this end. Tie a piece of string across and now you have a guide to follow so that that shrub is a consistent height.

I hope this helps and you guys know that we trim shrubs as well. So, look us up on Google or give us a call if you don’t feel like doing the work yourself. Thank you.