Hedge Cutting Safety Tips

Follow these handy tips to get the best from your hedge trimmer. Hedge trimming tips Keep it sharp. Sounds obvious, but keep trimmer blades sharp. If cut branch tips appear ragged or light in colour, or if blades snag on the hedge, the blades are probably blunt and...
Hedge Law

Hedge Law

Hedges are subject to rules and regulations just like anything else. Care must be taken when trimming or cutting a hedge because they are home to wild birds and animals. One must also respect the hedge as a boundary between properties as more than one party will be...
Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming

Established hedges require trimming to keep them dense and compact. Formal hedges require more frequent trimming than informal hedges. When Hedges need pruning New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is...
Garden Privacy

Garden Privacy

This is an exceprt from “The Gardener’s Problem Solver” by Miranda Smith. City gardens especially can be true refuges from the world outside their boundaries. But you must plan for privacy. If you don’t have walls around the garden, you may...
Pruning Hedges

Pruning Hedges

It’s a good idea to begin pruning hedges from an early stage to establish a shape and prevent leggy, unhealthy growth. The amount you prune back will depend on the type of hedge. Start shaping the hedge as soon as practical – a formal hedge whether new or...