Tips When Trimming Your Garden's Hedges This Summer


George WardTaking care of your hedge adds natural beauty to your property for longer. It also helps to improve the curb appeal of your yard. Also, it helps to complement lawns, trees, home gardens, landscapes, hardscapes, patios, walkways, and patios. 

Unhealthy shrubs, rugged hedges, and unwanted bushes can make a home garden an eyesore to look at. They can ruin a once beautiful lawn and make it lose its curb appeal. To avoid all that, however, one can trim their garden hedges this summer all by themselves by following the tips below.

Tools to Use for Trimming

Here you can use:

  • Handheld pruners/trimmers
  • Loppers
  • Small curved saws

Among the hedge trimmers that you can use are:

  • Manual hand-operated trimmers.
  • Gas-powered trimmers.
  • Corded electric trimmers.
  • Battery-powered trimmers

people sitting in front of garden hedges
Photo by joyce huis on Unsplash

How to Trim A Hedge

Step One

Before you start trimming, check your backyard ideas for and remove dead, damaged, or diseased branches. Stand back and take another look and decide which of the branches you want to remove to improve the overall size and shape of the hedge. For some brushes, you will have to remove them entirely while for some you will be cutting them to a certain point.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters