Hedge Trimming

We had originally decided to trim the leyland¬†cyprus hedge along the driveway from 15ft to about 10ft. I stood in the pickup truck bed and did about 100ft of the hedge before I changed my mind. I didn’t want to be standing up here in the pickup truck year after year trimming these hedges. I moved the pickup truck and trimmed them down to about 5.5ft, a level I can easily reach without a ladder. They look a little rough now, but they really open up the view from the front of the house, I like it.

Here is what it looked like when I started today, as viewed from right in front of the porch.

What it looked like when I started today.

What it looked like when I started today.

 

Initial hedge trim at about 10ft high

Initial hedge trim at about 10ft high

 

Here are some pictures of the final cuts, MUCH shorter.

Ended when the rain started, still have another 100 ft of the tallest bushes left.

Ended when the rain started, still have another 100 ft of the tallest bushes left.

And before the rain started.

Almost done for the day.

Almost done for the day.