Professional Hedge maintenance services
Sean Burrow Tree Care
Hedges need regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. We can offer a professional hedge cutting service to keep your hedge in shape. If your hedge is uneven we can reshape this to make the edges straight and pleasant to look at. We can also remove hedges so you can expand the space in your garden, or plant a new one to establish boundaries.
deally, hedges should be pruned in late winter, when plants are dormant and haven’t produced buds—particularly if you’re cutting back drastically. “You don’t want them to break bud before you prune because you want the plant’s energy to go toward producing new growth where you want it, If you take off a plant’s buds, you’re cutting off spent energy, and it will take longer for the hedge to fill out.”
Evergreens, in particular, require pruning early in the season; because they’re generally slower-growing, they’re likely to be bare (where interior cuts have been made), and off-color at the tips (too yellow) as new growth starts to show, well into the summer.
Faster-growing deciduous hedge plants such as privet, spirea, and viburnum are more forgiving. With flowering shrubs, the golden rule of pruning is to wait until the day after blooms turn brown—that way the plant will have time to set buds for next year, whether it blooms on the current season’s wood or the next’s.