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When to Trim Your Hedges: A Seasonal Guide

As a homeowner, maintaining your hedge is crucial to enhance the overall aesthetic of your garden or outdoor space. One of the most important aspects of hedge maintenance is knowing when to trim your hedges. In this blog post, we will provide you with a seasonal guide to hedge trimming, so you can keep your hedges healthy and looking great all year round.


Spring is the perfect time to trim your hedges as it is the start of the growing season. Trimming your hedges during this time will encourage growth and help you shape them. It is recommended that you wait until the last frost has passed before trimming your hedges, as trimming them too early can cause damage.


Summer is a time when your hedges are likely to grow at a rapid rate. It’s important to keep an eye on them and trim them regularly to maintain their shape. If you have fast-growing hedges, you may need to trim them every 4-6 weeks during the summer months.


Autumn is a great time to trim your hedges before the winter season arrives. Trimming them during this time will help prevent damage from heavy snow and strong winds. It is recommended that you trim your hedges in late September or early October to prepare them for the winter season.


Winter is not the ideal time to trim your hedges, but if you notice any damage or diseased branches, it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. It’s best to wait until the weather warms up in the spring to give your hedges a proper trim.

If you need help with hedge trimming, WGS Tree Services offers hedge trimming services in Southampton, Hedge End, Portsmouth, Winchester, Salisbury, and New Forest. Our team of experienced and skilled professionals can help you maintain healthy and beautiful hedges all year round. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a free quote.

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