A newly trimmed hedge is a sight to behold. Well-trimmed hedges provide fantastic features for your garden and will increase curb appeal. Trimming also improves the health of hedges. Removing dead, dying or diseased portions of the hedge prevents diseases from spreading and insects from settling into deadwood.
Hedge trimming diverts energy from producing wood to other plant endeavours. Regular trimmings can stimulate the growth and overall health of the hedge.
Trimming hedges is an art. Trimming the right way at the right time can enhance hedge growth, reduce disease and insect infestations, and improve the overall health of the hedge. Trimming correctly is different for each hedge type and it would behoove you to do some research prior to attempting to trim your own hedges.
For hedge trimming to be effective you need to do so regularly and it can be very time consuming. If you don’t know how to trim correctly or timeously, you can do more damage than good. In these situations, it’s best to consult a landscape professional.