PRECISION HEDGE TRIMMING
Do you require an experienced hedge cutting service using the best hedge cutting machinery to guarantee an excellent finish?
Whether you’d like information on a management plan for your existing hedges, 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 in your site and make recommendations about their ongoing care.
WHAT IS HEDGE MANAGMENT?
Hedgerows can be a valuable for both humans and wildlife. For humans, they provide attractive borders and effective boundary markers. For animals, they help support the healthy functioning of ecosystems. Hedgerows also provide shelter for stock and crops, and can reduce wind speed, which slows erosion.
Hedge management is an important aspect of a site’s maintenance. Whether your site is commercial, rural or domestic, the care of hedgerows can be a key factor in how much you enjoy and make the best use of your landscape.
A well maintained hedge, via regular hedge trimming, will make your garden look healthy and beautiful. It will provide a smart, clean boundary to your property. If left, hedges grow tall and haphazardly; blocking light and cast shadow across your garden. Regular trimming (once or twice a year) can help to keep a dense, compact and attractive hedge.
Hedge Trimming Considerations
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.
Formative pruning of new hedges in their first couple of years after planting is normally carried out in winter or spring.
Maintenance trimming is usually carried out after this, generally between spring and summer. On formal hedges, such as conifer and leylandii, this should ideally be carried out two- three times a year.
Informal hedge trimming is normally undertaken once a year- as this depends on when they flower. Fuchsia, roses, lavender etc. are best pruned in early to mid-spring, while forsythia, deutzia, berbers etc. should be pruned when the blooms fade.
Hedges can often play host to nesting birds. Whilst light trimming with a hedge trimmer may be possible without disturbing birds, any more major pruning should be carried out outside of the nesting bird season. The nesting bird season is February through until August. Nesting birds do not adhere to the ‘official’ season, and it’s worth noting that nesting birds cannot be disturbed at any time of the year.
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Heritage Tree Care Ltd. are proud to be trained by, accredited by and/or members of the following organisations. Our team are qualified tree surgeons and fully insured, guaranteeing you a professional service.