Hedges can provide a beautiful natural fence line and create the outline for your own private outdoor oasis. But having hedges requires a lot of maintenance and tender love and care to keep looking beautiful. There are many reasons why you should remain diligent with your hedge trimming even if it seems like a daunting undertaking. Here are a few of the top reasons why you should remain on top of your hedge trimming.
Safety Around the Hedge
Since a hedge is a living plant it has the ability to grow as large as its surroundings will allow it to. Harsh winds and heavy rainfall can cause parts of the overgrown hedge to fall down and become hazardous to your living space. With an out of control hedge easing its way closer to your car or house, it is safer to trim back the overgrown parts before any accidents happen.
Health of the Hedge
Think of how your hair feels after a fresh haircut. When all of the dead and frizzy ends of your hair create a pile on the floor and suddenly you feel light and airy with your beautiful healthy new hair! The same can be said for your hedges. Once you trim all of the overgrown portions of the hedge back, it will appear much healthier and more lively.
Maintain Appearance of the Hedge
A nicely trimmed hedge not only keeps it healthy longer, but it also makes for quite the visual statement in your yard. Anyone can have a hedge in their yard, but set yours apart from the others by having it be perfectly manicured. A well-maintained yard area can really boost the curb appeal of your home.
Ensure Even Growth of the Hedge
If you trim your hedge properly you will ensure a long and healthy life. However, in order to do that you need to know how to trim the hedge properly. If a hedge is left unkept it will naturally grow in a V shape. This is because the top of the hedge receives more sunlight and flourishes while the bottom is shaded by the budding top and thus, suffers. In order to have a hedge that thrives from top to bottom it’s important to trim the hedge in a reverse V shape. This will allow the bottom, typically neglected, part of the hedge to receive adequate sunlight and ensure it will grow as healthy as the top portion.
If you have any questions, or want a second opinion in creating the yard of your dreams, call Hansen’s landscape and design experts today!