Maintaining hedges can be a tricky task particularly if you don’t own the correct tools or lack experience….think of it like going to the barbers, whilst you could probably cut your own hair…would you really want to? Much the same thing can be said for hedge cutting, shaping a hedge correctly comes with experience and practice. Why not give me a call today on 07976 471494 and I would be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. I cover the Torbay, Teignbridge and surrounding areas within Devon.
Fancy having a go at hedge cutting yourself? Check out my tips and tricks section below.
Q&A + Hedge Cutting Tips & Tricks
Q. When is the best time to cut my hedge and at what frequency.
A. If you are after a formal hedge then I would recommend trimming twice a year. once in early winter and then again in early spring. For informal hedges once a year should be sufficient.
Q. What tools do I need to maintain my hedge?
A. To tackle large branches a small pruning saw can be used, smaller branches up to 2 inches thick can be tackled with loppers. For maintaining the existing shape of your hedge, powered cutters or hedge shears will do the trick. Ladders and even scaffolding can be required for larger hedges and a head for heights!
Q. How do I get my hedge cut true and level?
A. With experience, this can often be achieved by eye but sometimes with larger hedges a string line can be used. By setting stakes at each end of your hedge and running a piece of string between the two you can create a very effective visual line as a cutting guide.