What is Hedge Maintenance?
Hedge maintenance is a term used to cover a variety of hedge pruning and hedge managing techniques. At Doctor Tree we offer a range of hedge maintenance services from formal hedge trimming and hedge reduction, to complete hedge removal. There are a number of reasons hedges need to be maintained including to improve their appearance, as well as stopping them from overgrowing onto paths and driveways.
Hedge reduction is the process of cutting a hedge back to reduce the overall height. This makes the hedge more manageable and means that hedge trimming can then be carried out year upon year to maintain the shape. Sometimes hedges can become too tall for their surroundings and could present a hazard if left. For example, we would recommend hedge reduction on hedges growing under power lines to stop any interference. Reducing the height of a hedge can also help let more light into your garden, encouraging growth in plants surrounding the hedge.
How we Carry out Hedge Maintenance
Our experienced tree surgeons know that the type of maintenance a hedge requires can differ depending on the species.