hedge trimmer

Are your garden hedges in need of some attention? Hedge trimming is essential to keep your hedges in good health. Evoke Tree Services can provide either a regular or one-off hedge cutting service in Welwyn and surrounding areas.

Why and when to prune hedges

A well-maintained hedge provides a good, smart boundary to a garden, but if left unchecked, a hedge can soon lose its shape and end up casting unwanted shade. With a good pruning schedule you can keep hedges under control without too much effort.

Most evergreen formal hedges like to be trimmed two or three times a year, while they’re actively growing. Conifer hedges such as leylandii need regular pruning or these fast-growers will soon outgrow their location.

Pruning informal hedges depends on when they flower. Lavender, fuchsia, roses and other plants that flower on the current year’s wood are best pruned in early to mid-spring, while those that flower on old wood, such as forsythia, deutzia and berberis, should be pruned when the blooms fade.

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Privet should be trimmed at least twice a year, between May and August. Trimming encourages dense, even growth and make it easier to keep the hedge the same size. Privet can be pruned hard in April to reduce the size of the hedge.