Professional Hedge Trimming With O’Brien’s Tree Care

Trimming hedges is an essential aspect of maintaining your garden’s aesthetics and promoting healthy growth. While you can do it yourself, it’s best to hire a professional arborist for the job to have your hedges looking better than ever. Let’s take a look at the benefits of hiring a professional arborist for hedge trimming, the difference between hedge trimming and pruning, how often you should trim your hedges, the tools needed to do it properly and the pests and diseases that can affect your hedges.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Arborist for Hedge Trimming

When it comes to hedge trimming, hiring a professional arborist is a wise decision, both financially and in terms of safety. Arborists have the expertise and experience to prune your hedges properly, promoting healthy growth and preventing any damage. We also have the right equipment to make the job quick and efficient, saving you time and effort. Additionally, we have the training and experience to perform the task safely, minimising the risk of injury or damage to your property.

Difference Between Hedge Trimming and Pruning

Hedge trimming and pruning are two different practices that serve distinct purposes. Hedge trimming involves removing excess growth to keep your hedges in shape and promote healthy growth. On the other hand, pruning involves cutting back specific parts of the hedge to direct its growth and shape it the way you want it. While both practices involve cutting back growth, pruning is more intensive and usually requires more skill.

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How Often Should You Get Your Hedges Trimmed?

The frequency of hedge trimming depends on various factors, such as the type of hedge, its size, and the climate. In general, you should trim your hedges at least twice a year, preferably in spring and autumn, to promote healthy growth and maintain their shape. However, some hedges may require more frequent trimming, such as fast-growing species like privet or Leyland cypress. Once we take a look at your hedging we can recommend the right frequency for proper care.

Tools Needed to Trim Hedges Properly

To trim your hedges properly, you’ll need the right tools. The essential tools for hedge trimming include a pair of hedge shears, pruning shears, lopping shears, a pruning saw, and a ladder. Electric hedge trimmers can also make the job easier and faster, especially for larger hedges. When using these tools, make sure they are sharp, clean, and in good condition to avoid damaging the hedge. One of the reasons we recommend having a professional trim your hedges is you don’t need to purchase all these tools to get the job done right.

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Pests and Diseases That Can Affect Your Hedges

Like any plant, hedges are vulnerable to pests and diseases that can affect their health and appearance. Common pests that can infest hedges include spider mites, scale insects, and aphids, while diseases that can affect them include powdery mildew, root rot and canker. A professional arborist can help prevent and manage these issues, such as by applying fungicides or insecticides or using cultural practices to promote healthy growth.

O’Brien’s Tree Care Are Experts In Hedge Trimming

Hiring a professional arborist for hedge trimming is a smart choice for any homeowner. We Have the expertise, equipment, and safety training needed to trim your hedges properly and promote healthy growth. Our extensive experience is to your benefit as we can make recommendations for the care and upkeep of your hedging. We also offer obligation free quotes on our hedge trimming service, meaning you have nothing to lose by finding out how engaging an experienced arborist is the right decision.

To talk with one of our arborists about getting a quote for hedge trimming, give us a call on 0431 740 088 or click here to contact us online.