Hedge Trimming

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or spring. After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedges. Some formal hedges may need three cuts a year.

When undertaking work on garden hedges check that there are no birds nesting, as it is an offence under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built.

Suggested Hedge Pruning Timelines img_3843

Deciduous Hedge – 

  • Formative Pruning – In winter, just after planting, and for the first two years after planting
  • Maintenance Pruning – Each Summer

Evergreen Hedge – 

  • Formative Pruning – In the spring after planting and for the first two years after planting
  • Maintenance Pruning – Each Summer 

Contact Us today for a FREE quotation and advice on trimming your hedge, No Obligations! We will always put our quotations in writing within 24 hours of appointment, giving you the time to consider your options with no added pressures.


 

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