Kia ora, green thumbs of Wellington! Today, we’re getting into the heart of a common question: How often should I trim my hedges? It’s a key piece of the puzzle if you’re striving for a perfect garden with beautifully manicured hedges.
Hedge trimming frequency depends largely on the type of hedge you have and your aesthetic preferences. As a rough guide, most hedges will appreciate a good trim 2-3 times per year. Evergreen hedges usually need a haircut in the spring and then again in the late summer. Deciduous hedges, on the other hand, like a little spruce-up in mid to late summer.
But why this frequency, you ask? Well, it’s all about promoting healthy growth. Regular trimming encourages your hedges to become denser and more robust, which can help protect against pests and disease.
You might be wondering if timing matters. You bet! The best times to trim hedges are usually late spring and late summer. Late spring is ideal as this is when the majority of the hedge’s growth occurs. A trim during this period helps shape the hedge and control its size. The late summer trim tidies up any growth that has occurred during the summer months and prepares the hedge for the winter.
But remember, every hedge is a unique individual. Some might need more frequent trims, and others might thrive with less. Always monitor the health and growth of your hedge and adjust your trimming routine accordingly. And if in doubt, it’s always best to reach out to a professional arborist.
That’s where Urban Tree Services comes in. Our highly qualified lead arborist has over a decade of experience and is an expert in hedge maintenance. We offer a hassle-free service, providing premium care for your trees and hedges without you lifting a finger.
So, if you’re looking at your unruly hedge thinking it’s due for a tidy up, or you’re just not sure when it’s the best time to trim, why not get in touch with us? We pride ourselves on our fair pricing, and we work closely with local homeowners like you to ensure you receive the best results for your property.
Save your back, get your weekends back, and let us make your hedges the envy of the neighbourhood. Contact Urban Tree Services today.