When is the best time to trim your hedges
Posted on 26th September 2023 at 09:38
Generally, hedges tend to have two main growing phases – first in spring and then in summer. Therefore it is ’s best to avoid cutting your hedge during this period.
Late winter or very early spring is best, as this is generally after the hedges flowering season. Always check for birds nests in the hedge before you start trimming. If you do spot any activity, wait until the chicks have the left the nest.
Getting the timing right for the trim will ensure that the shape will remain visible for longer.
If cutting back a large amount of an overgrown hedge or one in a bad condition or the formative pruning, on young hedges this only needs to be done once in late winter or very early spring.
Maintenance hedge trimming, which can be done during spring and summer, should be carried out up to a maximum of three times a year for very formal hedges.
For an informal hedge you can use either secateurs and loppers to create a relaxed look and keep the plant healthy. However, for a formal hedge and clean-cut lines, a hedge trimmer is required.
AMF Services (Bedford) Ltd stock a range of Hedge Trimmers and Long reach Hedge Trimmers from leading manufacturers such as Mountfield, Stiga, Al-Ko, Mitox, Kress and Cobra. These are available in both Battery powered and Petrol formats.
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