We carry out a variety of hedging work including reducing greatly overgrown hedges, and trimming hedges on a more regular basis. We can reduce height or width to create a neat and tidy hedge.
Many hedging plants will form very tall trees or shrubs if left unpruned. They will respond to trimming of their vertical growth by producing side shoots. Sometimes it is necessary to trim vertically to promote bushy sideways growth even though you require vertical height as well. It is all part of the process of establishing a well-formed and effective hedge.
Offering evergreen shelter, conifer hedges can bring formality and structure to the garden. Trimmed well they will provide valuable protection in the garden for years to come.
Conifer hedges can be trimmed throughout spring and summer to maintain a manageable height and width. Vigorous conifers need trimming two or more times a year. A final cut during mid to late August should deter excessive re-growth in autumn, resulting in a sharper silhouette throughout winter. Height reduction can be carried out in spring removing no more than one- third of the overall hedge height.
Hedges and nesting birds - When undertaking work on garden hedges we will 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.