Caring for your hedges is easy if you follow a few tips and advice. In this way, you will then achieve particularly accurate results and ensure a generally good care cut . Enclosed you will find six important tips that you should definitely consider if you want to keep your hedge in good shape.
- Process your hedges as early as February
If you choose an early pruning date in the year, the shoots of the hedge will tolerate pruning best. This has the advantage that you benefit from beautiful growth up to May and can maintain the hedge particularly accurately up to this period of the year. Also, do not forget that the birds’ breeding season has not yet started in February. In this respect, you will not destroy any nests if you start cutting your hedges in February.
- Cut your hedges for the second time in June
We recommend June as the second cut date for your hedges. Make sure that a third of the annual growth remains. It’s also important not to prune your hedge too much. Over the remaining months, you can then plan small maintenance cuts for accurate results and then go back to pruning the hedge to the desired height in February of the next year.
- Trim your hedges straight
Especially gardening enthusiasts who have not had very good experience with cutting their hedges can often not just cut them. For this it is recommended that you cut an individual guide line and use two sticks that you insert into the ground. Also stretch a cord at the desired height and thus ensure a relaxed free-hand cut with your hedge trimmer, which enables straight cutting results to be achieved. Always work from your arms and stay upright, with all movements coming from your back. It is important to always check the current cut so that you will ultimately benefit from hedges that have been cut straight.
- This is how you close holes and gaps in your hedge
The general appearance of the hedge is not positive if there are visible gaps. Corresponding blemishes can, however, easily be repaired. If it is about hardwood or coniferous wood hedges , you can have them closed by ensuring sufficient exposure. To do this, it is recommended that you remove the branches of neighboring trees that may cast a large shadow on your garden hedge. Check the development of your hedge and take the appropriate steps, which of course your well-equipped hedge trimmer is ideal for.