When is the best time to trim a hedge?
The best time to trim a hedge tends to fall between late Spring and Winter, this is because the hedge will be dormant during this time. This also avoids the typical nesting season that runs between March and August, so any disturbance to wildlife is minimised.
How often should a hedge be trimmed?
Some hedges have faster growth than others. For some hedges, you only need to trim them once every 2-3 years, while faster growing hedges require treatment every 6 months.
Slower-growing hedges that only require a trim every 2-3 years include Emerald Green Arborvitae, Yew Hedge and Arrowwood Viburnum. Faster-growing hedges include Prunus Laurocerasus and Flame Amur Maple.
We can help provide guidance and advice on the best time to trim your hedges. Simply contact us here for more information.
How much does it cost to trim a hedge?
We can’t give a flat price for our hedge trimming service because each individual’s circumstances and requirements are different. However, with just a few details, we can give you a FREE quote.
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Frequently Asked Questions
As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to trim a beech hedge in the later Summer.
The best time to trim a yew hedge is in Early Spring, around March-time, so the leaves start shooting again in April.
To maintain the shape of a boxed hedge, you ideally need to trim it at least twice a year. The best time to do this is late spring and early Autumn.
If your neighbour’s hedge is growing over and into your property’s boundaries, then you’re able to trim – or have the hedge trimmed – up to your neighbours property boundary. However, you’re not allowed to cut a hedge back beyond this boundary.
We recommend planting evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges in early autumn and deciduous hedge in mid-autumn to late winter.
It’s to avoid planting a new hedge if the soil below is waterlogged or frozen.
Nesting season generally occurs between March and August, so it’s best to keep pruning or hedge trimming to a minimum during this period.
One of the fastest, if not the fastest, growing hedge is a Leylandii, which is a conifer that’ll create a hedge quicker than most other types of hedges.