Why and when to prune hedges
A well-maintained hedge provides a smart boundary to a garden, however if left unchecked, a hedge soon can lose its shape and may end up casting shade. With a good pruning schedule you can keep hedges under control without too much effort. Most evergreen formal hedges like to be trimmed two or three times a year whilst they’re actively growing. Conifer hedges such as leylandii need regular pruning or these fast-growers will soon outgrow their location and then you may not get that controllable shape you once had back to where you wanted it. Please be aware that Nesting Season is from 1st March through to 31st July . All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 whilst they are actively nesting or roosting and that it an offence to take or destroy any wild bird eggs.