Hedge trimming is basically the act of removing overgrown and dead branches from hedges. It’s done primarily to make hedges appear neat and clean and to enable new growth. When is the right time to trim your hedges? When is an optimal time for trimming depends on several factors, including the type and height of the hedges, the amount of pruning you plan on doing, and how much time you have to devote to the task.
How to choose best Hedge Trimming and Cutting
First, when is it the right time for hedge trimming? Whether trimming should be done in the spring or summer depends on a few factors: The height of your hedges, the amount of growth you see in the top growth, how old your trimmings are, and whether you’re pruning evergreen or flowering hedges. If you see signs that your trimmings are becoming too tall and that new growth isn’t growing fast enough, it’s probably time for trimming. On the other hand, if you see very little new growth at all, don’t prune. It may still be beneficial to do so in the fall, especially if you’re planning to report in the spring.
When is it best to cut back hedges? Different hedges will need to be cut back in different ways. Some hedges need to be thinned out, others need to be cut back completely, and still others need to both be thinned out and trimmed altogether. For example, some hedges such as flowering hedges need to be cut back close to their base, while trimming out any green foliage (which can make the plant look more ornamental). In other words, you don’t want to cut the plant too deeply, but you also don’t want to cut it too far either, as that will result in a lot of dead branches.