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By Ann062

West Glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

how much should I pay to have a large pampas grass trimmed down



No idea, always done it myself, it's not rocket science, just messy and hard work. I'd imagine, for a large one, it'd take about 2 or 3 hours by the time the mess is all cleared up, so if I was charging someone else for doing it, that'd be about £60, plus travel and possibly a charge for dumping the cuttings. You might find the person wants to charge out at half a day's labour, and I imagine the labour rates where you are would be cheaper than what I charged in London, although I've never been as expensive as a lot of people down here! It is an unpleasant job, though, so paying someone else probably means it won't be cheap

19 Apr, 2010


Don't you just throw a match on it?

19 Apr, 2010


Not in London you don't, Bulbaholic!

19 Apr, 2010


We always use to burn ours. But if you can't do that in your area, I guess it would just depend on the size of the grass. Save yourself some money. We have used a weed eater on one we had.

19 Apr, 2010


If tackling yourself, wear stout gloves and long sleeves, you can easily get cuts from the leaves.

19 Apr, 2010


I just used shears, loppers and protective clothing, like you suggest, Dawnsaunt, plus goggles or glasses

19 Apr, 2010


Tough though, arent they. I cut ours down with shears and set fire to it and it came back strong. Mice like to nest in them so I wont be burning mine again.

19 Apr, 2010


I had a hedgehog residing in the bottom of mine years ago, so I'm not in favour of burning them either

19 Apr, 2010


Sounds like they're good for the wildlife then Bamboo, like you, I wont be burning mine again.

20 Apr, 2010


i do mine myself if not i send my daughter in to trim it up.
Shears , Loppers should do the trick

21 Apr, 2010

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