Hedges are the classic way to give an outdoor area a touch of class. A beautifully trimmed hedge is the perfect finishing touch to a delightful garden. Hedges provide valuable privacy and can protect your garden from the elements.
In this busy world many of us don't have much time to spend on our gardens. There's nothing worse than having a ragged hedge and telling yourself you'll get around to trimming it. Unfortunately, an untidy hedge can spoil the look of your entire property. Regular hedge cutting is vital for managing the hedge and ensuring it grows as intended.
In fact, effective hedge trimming is something of a fine art. At Kerry’s Tree Service, Inc. we are experienced hedge trimmers and can give your hedge the perfect shape and finish, whether rounded or with squared corners. We have the experience, tools and equipment for all types of hedges, and we trim all sizes, large or small, tall or short.
When to Trim Hedges...
By the end of the second year of your hedges growth, hedge trimming should become a bi-annual event.
In the spring, hedges are trimmed to remove the winter misery including any dead or broken branches. This is the time of year when your hedges will grow the most. Just as with trees, hedges slow down their growth rate in late summer to conserve moisture and prepare for winter.
Late summer or early fall (Jul-Sept) just after your hedges have achieved their maximum growth, is the best time for a second trimming when you can shape the hedges and at their slower rate of growth they will maintain their shape the longest.
Note: Pruning too late in the fall may risk damage to the hedges because they may not have time to heal the cuts before the frost sets in. The best time for a second trimming is late summer after the hedge has slowed down its rate of growth.
In 1972, Kerry Ray started his journey in tree trimming by pruning the trees at his rental house in Reseda, California. He then volunteered to help his LAPD motor officer partner, Randy, trim his parents Ash tree. So, they went out and bought a Homelite chainsaw, climbing gear and a black/orange trucker's rope...