Hedge Trimming

Although hedge trimming makes your garden look neat and tidy while keeping that much needed space, in some cases it is law to trim your hedge. For example if your hedge is next to a road, footway or cycleway.

Hedge Trimming    

Hedge Trimming Guide

 

Why cut your hedges? 

The most obvious reason for cutting your hedge is to prevent the hedge growing out and reducing the available space. Cutting them will keep them thick and bushy which will encourage birds and other wildlife to come along.

 

 

  

How often should you cut your hedges? 

The longer a hedge is left before it’s cut, the thicker the branches will be which could result in ragged ends when cut. However most hedges can cope with this damage remarkably well; few die or become diseased.

 

 

  

When should you cut your hedges? 

The best time of year to cut you hedgerows is in January, February or late as possible in the autumn. Cutting in the winter allowed wildlife to take advantage of your hedges. You should avoid cutting in the bird breeding season 1 March to 31 July as most hedges in the country will have birds breeding in it.

 

Obviously, if there is a significant health and safety risk then hedges should be cut to reduce that risk.

 

 

 

 

    

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