Trimming boxwoods-how to?

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Old 08-18-05, 08:22 AM
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Trimming boxwoods-how to?

What's the best way to trim boxwoods - with electric trimmers or manual shears?
 
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Old 08-18-05, 09:59 AM
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Don't think there is a "best" way given your two options. Electric trimmers are faster and easier. Think I would go with them.
 
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Old 08-18-05, 02:37 PM
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i think it depends on the shape you want them to be. i've found it easier to trim a bush round with manual sheers, but easier with an electric trimmer to make them square-ish.
 
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Old 08-18-05, 03:21 PM
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Thanks for all the replies - I guess my concern is this: early in the spring I trimmed my boxwoods with electric trimmers in a square type shape. The next day, the tops of the boxwoods looked like they had been burned. A few months ago, my wife tried trimming them with manual shears, and they didn't have the burned top look (and of course they didn't look as shapely either). Is there something I did wrong to cause the burned top effect?
 
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Old 08-18-05, 03:42 PM
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It could have been the timing. perhaps the trees were feeding (or not feeding) when you trimmed them and it had an effect on them. There are certain times of the year for trimming certain trees and bushes. Just a guess though.
 
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