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When should you not cut hedges?
We recommend avoiding hedge cutting during the main breeding season for nesting birds, which usually runs throughout March to August each year. This can be weather dependent and some birds may nest outside this period, so it is important to always check carefully for active nests prior to cutting. via
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How far back can you trim bushes?
Don't remove more than one-quarter of a stem's overall length in any single cut. For shrubs that are dramatically lopsided, use thinning cuts to remove older wood from the longer side as well as heading cuts on the shorter side. via
Where do you cut when pruning?
Make the cut correctly
Make a clean cut just above a bud, at an angle sloping away from it. Do not leave too long a stem above the bud (far right – 1) as this will rot and allow disease to get into the rest of the healthy stem. Making a flat cut (2) means that moisture does not run off the cut, again causing rot. via
How do you trim hedges with thick branches?
When pruning mature, overgrown shrubs, remove the thickest branches first. Cut them back to the base of the shrub to promote new growth. Hand pruners are useful for smaller branches. Some can handle diameters up to an inch, but long-handled loppers give you leverage to cut branches 1 to 2 inches in diameter. via
Can you trim hedges with a chainsaw?
A chainsaw can be used to trim bushes, hedges and shrubs. While not as effective as a hedge trimmer, a chainsaw can cut fast enough to trim through lighter woods. However, if you're looking for those precision cuts, a hedge trimmer will best serve your purposes. via
Can you use a hedge trimmer to cut branches?
Can I use a hedge trimmer on tree branches? Even the heavy-duty hedge trimmers with wider grooves don't have the horsepower to cut through tree branches. Fact is, hedge trimmers can't do the job of more suitable trimming tools like pruning shears or loppers. via
Is it OK to trim bushes in hot weather?
Bushes that flower in the summer bloom on growth from the current growing season. You can prune these bushes after flowering to improve their shape if you need to; you won't be removing buds they need for the next growing season, but summer pruning of these shrubs will still decrease foliage growth. via
Do I have to cut my hedge on my neighbors side?
The responsibility for boundary hedge cutting is shared. Both you and your neighbour should be trimming each other's respective side of the hedge. You are free to cut back roots or branches that are within your property's boundaries. Going further may result in your neighbour taking you to court for property damage. via
What month should you trim bushes?
After “how?", the second most-asked question we get about pruning is “when?” (Or, "Can I prune this now?") The rule of thumb is to prune immediately after bloom for flowering shrubs, in late winter or early spring for non-blooming shrubs (particularly for heavy pruning), and not after mid-August for any shrubs. via
How do you bring a hedge back to life?
How do I make my hedges thicker?
Trim the shrub annually after the third pruning to remove any dead, broken or diseased branches. Remove one-quarter to one-third of the branches each year to encourage thick, healthy interior growth. Cut back any branches that extend past the desired perimeter of the shrub. via