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Why and when to prune hedges

A well-maintained hedge provides a smart boundary to a garden, however if left unchecked, a hedge soon can lose its shape and may end up casting shade. With a good pruning schedule you can keep hedges under control without too much effort. Most evergreen formal hedges like to be trimmed two or three times a year whilst they’re actively growing.

Conifer hedges such as leylandii need regular pruning or these fast-growers will soon outgrow their location and then you may not get that controllable shape you once had back to where you wanted it. Please be aware that Nesting Season is from 1st March through to 31st July .

All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 whilst they are actively nesting or roosting and that it an offence to take or destroy any wild bird eggs.

Frequently asked questions

We have various pieces of equipment to reach taller hedges, including long-reach hedge trimmers. For particularly large jobs, a Mobile Elevated Working Platform may be necessary.
If you are within a Conservation area, any live foliage with a trunk diameter of 75mm or more (measured at 1.5m above natural ground level) will require a planning application to be submitted. This is a service that we can offer for a small charge.
Nesting Season runs officially from March 1st to July 31st each year, and if you suspect a nest to be present, we would suggest a nesting bird survey before any works were to commence.
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