Yeah, but geometric forms are boring unless they are hypermodern cubist...Most hedges are done as rectangles when a trapezoid with a wider base is correct.
Sell quality work and plant knowledge.
You got that shit right. I do not lower my prices for anyone. I been down that road years ago. All is got me was grief. Charge your worth and if they go with someone else that is fine. Your clientelle will build over time. People that respect your skillset and like your high end work.Some of the things you see in this business with people and money makes you sit back and say...wtf??
Likewise - took a fall onto a rock wall (these structures often go hand in hand with hedges) and there was now a new definition to a hard landing for me.... the rock wall caused water tunnelling and the ladder (even with leg base) punched into the cavity... fun and games...Shearing vs clipping, sides only or the whole thing, whimsical or traditional? My worst fall was off an orchard ladder shearing an ugly hedge for assholes, full price. It can take a while if you are meticulous and want to be called back, so bidding low makes them expect low next time...
At certain few times of the year hedging becomes the busiest job for me.Fuck hedges and bushes. I do not mess with any. 0. That is landscaper work period. Not worth my time unless they are removals. Love killing them.
Can't get the photo to load. Snapped a shot of crazy volcano planting/mulching couple weeks ago. There are great landscapers out there but tree-people can be more informed and provide a better product. Landscaper/lawn-mower could prune that young ornamental, and I'll be there 10yrs later saying "for fuck's sake".I generally tell clients that if the work can be done by a landscaper, go with the landscaper.
Ouch! Mine was a cracked weld where the post leg attaches which let the ladder torque and kick out underneath. Flat on my back from 10-12 ft and trimmer landed on me. Love that feeling where you can't breath for a bit and then it hurts to as the back pain sets in. Ladders are more dangerous than one-handing. Ansi that!Likewise - took a fall onto a rock wall (these structures often go hand in hand with hedges) and there was now a new definition to a hard landing for me.... the rock wall caused water tunnelling and the ladder (even with leg base) punched into the cavity... fun and games...