Hedge Trimming

Different species have different growth rates, this can affect how many times a year your hedge will need trimming. We can advise the most appropriate time to trim that will take into account wildlife and aesthetics. The majority of species can be reduced without looking too ungainly, again this depends on species and sometimes age of the specimen. The rule of thumb with shrubs is to prune / trim them just after flowering. 

Hedge Trimming

Different species have different growth rates, this can affect how many times a year your hedge will need trimming. A particularly fast growing species like Privet can be trimmed up to three times per year, most people will only do it twice however. It all depends how neat and tidy you want it to look. A lot of species grow slow enough to be done just once. We can advise the most appropriate time to trim that will take into account wildlife and aesthetics.

Hedge Rejuvenation

It is essential to keep on top of trimming with your hedges, as certain species, especially conifers, will struggle to be rejuvenated when they have grown too far. Conifers do not grow from old growth, this means they are unable to be taken back in too far without looking dead. Most broad leaf species can be drawn back in quite well. They may just take some time to recover. The majority of species can be reduced without looking too ungainly, again this depends on species and sometimes age of the specimen. Please get in touch for further advice.

Shrubs

As with hedges different shrubs require trimming and pruning at different times of the year. The rule of thumb with shrubs is to prune / trim them just after flowering. We can advise the best way to do this to get your desired effect. If your specimen has got too large / leggy we can advise as to whether it can be rejuvenated and the most effective way of doing this.

Climbers

Length and abundance is part of the charm of having climbing plants, but that doesn’t mean these plants shouldn’t be trimmed. Many plants benefit from a trim and knowing when to do it is important.

 

As with all plants the certain species have different requirements. For instance, climbers can use a good trim during late winter. Clematis should be trimmed late-summer or late-fall. Honeysuckle is typically trimmed every few years. This wide variety of requirements is why we offer advice on your climbing plants and take the necessary measures to keep them healthy and under control.

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