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When and how you should trim your hedge3/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
The best season for cutting hedges is usually spring, but summer is the ideal time. The fence is supposed to be be resistant to cold, but if pruning is done with low temperatures, it may be affected.
1. When is the ideal time for pruning?
Summer is the best time to prune these plants. It is possible to cut them to the extent that you prefer. During hedge development, it is recommended to cut off slightly and frequently the growths.This will boost the growth and branching of the fence in height. If necessary, you can make a cut in the middle of summer, and a second cut towards the end of the season.
2. Which tools should be used?
For best results, different tools should be used, depending on the cut to be made: the manual shears for hedges, preferably with serrated blades, are more suitable for heavy branches, while for the thicker ones a lopper is definitely more suitable. To give a good shape, hedge trimmers with electric double-edged swordcan be used. The CYHT02A electric hedge trimmer by Blue Bird with laser cutSK5 steel blade ensures a perfect cut and always sharp blade. In the other hand, the single-side blade is recommended if you prefer to do a perfectly straight cut. For finishing, then a finer work, you can use hand shears or scissors.
We recommend the use of professional tools. The use of economic tools often causes more damage than benefits, because incorrectly sharpened tool can crush the branch while cutting, preventing a healthy regrowth. Blue Bird offers a complete range of electric and petrol trimmers, able to satisfy both the professional user and the amateur. For example, the TJ23 model is equipped with Kawasaki engine, professional Japanese manufacturingblades and adjustable handle for a preciseand comfortable cut in all positions.
3. How to cut a hedge?
If you want a lush regrowth it is important to focus on the central and longer branches; but if you are making the finishing, it is necessary to concentrate on the shape, linearity and the thinning. You must always start from the top and go down. For linear and definite trimming, you should use ropes or laser lights as a guide. First of all the large over hanging branches must be removed and the finishing work should be made at the end. We suggest to keep the base of the hedge slightly larger than the top; in this way the plants will enjoy more light. Fertilizing is also important to stimulate the growth of the hedge.
These are just a fewvaluable advice, the main ones, in order to begin to properly take care of your hedge. With a little 'good will, the correct information and the right tools, you will discover that it’s not that difficult to have a nice hedge, healthy and thriving!