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Hedge Trimming

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You will need: Hedge Trimmer, Loppers, Cane, Broom

Over time hedges can gradually become wider and taller than originally intended. To deal with this, every so often more drastic measures than the regular trimming are need to bring the hedge back to its intended dimensions. This can involve cutting back into the older woody stems to stimulate new growth and rejuvenate the plants making up the hedge. This is best done in stages, hard prune one side and the top in the first year and deal with the remaining side the following year. (This type of renovations rarely works for conifer hedges)

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Step One:

Trim sides and ends

Step 1 of Hedge Trimming

Step Two:

Use a guide to get an even height

Step 2 of Hedge Trimming

Step Three:

Use loppers on thick stems

Step 3 of Hedge Trimming

Step Four:

Clean up trimmings

Step 4 of Hedge Trimming

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