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If you cut your hedge at the wrong time, you only harm it and achieve the opposite of a densely growing hedge.
Hedges need to be cut - no question. However, the hedge cut has to be approached differently with the different hedges.
Deciduous woody plants that form a hedge, for example the hornbeam or the European beech and also the wintergreen privet, get their main cut in winter, before the vegetation calm occurs. The second and less complex hedge trimming then takes place in summer. However, this should not be done before the beginning of August. Those who cut their hedges before August can endanger the breeding of birds. Many birds choose hedges to build their nest.
Hedge trimming on conifers
Evergreen or coniferous trees have to get their main cut before budding in spring and pruned heavily in autumn. A further hedge cut is often not necessary with these hedges, because they sometimes grow very slowly, such as the holly or the yew. When cutting, make sure that new annual shoots are cut out so that as many remaining buds as possible are encouraged to rain.
Right time for hedge trimming- Weather decides -
Not only the season, but also the weather conditions are an important criterion for your hedge trimming. A sunny day is ideal, but there must also be no scorching heat. That would harm the freshly cut shoots and dry them out. A hedge cut is therefore best in the morning.
The main reason for the hedge cut is that the branches branch well and thus provide optimal privacy. The hedgerow must not be cut back radically so that conifers do not become bald from below after cutting the hedge. Better put them in an attractive shape.