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PRECISION HEDGE TRIMMING

 

Do you require an experienced hedge cutting service using the best hedge cutting machinery to guarantee an excellent finish?

Heritage Tree Care Ltd. have experience in residential and commercial hedge maintenance. Whether you’d like your existing hedges pruned, or you’re hoping to plant a new one, our team can help you. We are happy to advise on the best species to use on your site and make recommendations about their ongoing care.

Hedge trimming Cork

WHAT IS HEDGE MANAGMENT?

Hedgerows can be a valuable for both humans and wildlife. For humans, a well maintained hedge can provide attractive delineating borders and effective boundary markers. For animals, they help support the healthy functioning of ecosystems. Rural hedgerows can provide shelter for stock and crops, and can reduce wind speed, which slows erosion.

Hedge Cutting

Hedges can get out of control, fast- especially in Ireland. In order to keep your hedge in order, it will require regular hedge trimming. A well maintained hedge will make your garden look larger and beautiful; an out of control hedge will make it look untidy and smaller. If regular pruning is not carried out,  your hedges will grow tall and haphazardly; blocking light and cast shadow across your garden. Fast growing species such as Leylandii require  regular trimming (once or twice a year) can help to keep you hedge dense, compact and attractive. 

 

When to Hedge Trim

 

Hedges should first be formatively pruned, in the first couple of years after planting. This will train the to have a good form and regular habit. Your hedge will the require maintenance trimming, generally between spring and summer time. The best time of year for hedge management is dependent on species of hedge, and the type of work required.  We provide pruning schedules - trimming appointments that can be booked annually, to keep your hedges under control and out of mind. 

 

​Hedging schedules can be impacted by flowering seasons and nesting species. For example, Fuchsia, roses, lavender etc. are best pruned in early to mid-spring, while forsythia, deutzia and berbers should be pruned when the blooms fade. A site-visit by one of our experienced tree surgeons will be required to if nesting species are suspected. Most often hedges play host to nesting birds (nesting season can be anytime between February to August). Whilst light trimming with a hedge trimmer may avoid bird disturbance, a site-visit will let us be able to inform you whether your hedging requirements can be carried out at that time.

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