Many folks take great pride in maintaining a healthy, lush, and manicured lawn. One of the aspects that can be included in these lawns is hedges, which are boundaries that consist of closely growing bushes and shrubs. Ifs hedges are not properly kept up, they can make a house and its lawn look messy, so it is important if you have hedges to maintain them with regular, basic trimming at the very least. This is to ensure their growth and training, keeping them healthy and growing appropriately.
Many professional services will offer hedge trimming on an as-needed, ongoing basis. The frequency of trimming needs will be determined by the types of hedges, as some will need it more than others. For instance, Chinese Elm hedges need trimming roughly 5 times per year where slow growing hedges like cedar and boxwood will only need a trim once per year. Other services that these companies can provide include hedge shaping, hedge thinning and renewing, hedge and shrub removal and disposal, as well as hedge planting.
Hedge trimming is one of the easier maintenance efforts to do yourself. It does not take a lot of experience, skill, or talent. One of the things you will want to do is to purchase a quality hedge trimmer. This will make all of the difference when you go to start the trimming process. Make sure if you are going to do this by yourself instead of hiring a lawn care service, you look at the reviews for hedge trimmers, balancing both price and quality to find the best machine to suit your needs. In addition, you will want to take extraordinary safety measures. Wearing hand, eye, and hearing gear as well as pants and appropriate boots is one of the key measures, but also keeping hands on the trimmer, operating with caution, maintaining distance from other people, and saying clear of windows are some of the other safety measures that one should take when working with a hedge trimmer.