Hedge Maintenance

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 Trimming

Hedge trimming involves pruning the outer areas of the hedge, maintaining a natural shape without reducing the overall size. Regular pruning will encourage healthy growth in the hedge and help maintain the desired shape. New hedges can require more regular pruning, so we would recommend trimming them at least twice a year. Once the hedge is established however, it will usually only need pruning on an annual basis. The optimum time of year to conduct this process is usually late spring or late summer, but this can differ depending on the type of hedge. Our expert tree surgeons are happy to advise on this, just get in touch.

Hedge Reduction

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.

Trimming or reducing the hedge by too much can cause damage and lead to decay, so it is always best to get the help of an expert.

To decide on the best method, we would first asses the hedge and discuss all the options available.

We will then use professional landscaping equipment to achieve the desired results, leaving the hedge looking its best and your garden neat and tidy.

Why choose Doctor Tree

Doctor tree are a local tree surgeon based in Cambridgeshire. We want to help you keep your hedges looking their best and are passionate about all the work we do. Our priority is always to maintain the health of trees and hedges and you can trust us to work in a professional and safe manner. We are qualified to work with hedges in private and public spaces, as well as ones in Conservation Areas, so there are no limits to what we can do. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you.

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