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Proper Hedge Trimming is Required to Maintain Health and Vitality

Proper Hedge Trimming
Some homeowners may believe that planting a hedge and/or some shrubs is a good way to add landscaping to their property without the level of care and maintenance required by flower beds or gardens.  Just plant a few cedars along the property line and/or a few bushes in front of the house, give them a quick trimming every so often, and essentially leave them alone to otherwise fend for themselves.

Well, at least a part of that concept is correct; hedges and shrubs can indeed beautify a residential property – but only if they receive the time and attention they need to thrive.

Failure to properly maintain hedges and shrubs can leave them looking scraggly, scruffy, and faded/yellowed; this can give passersby the impression that the entire property, and by association the home, are unsightly and unkempt.  Moreover, hedge trimming that is done incorrectly can actually cause permanent damage, leading to the inconvenience and cost of replacing these bushes or shrubs.

Appropriate and regular hedge trimming and shrub care is vital to ensuring that their growth and any respective blooms remain:

  • Full
  • Sturdy
  • Healthy
  • Appealingly

Therefore, although pruning and trimming hedges and shrubs are landscaping activities that can be done by home gardeners, it may be advisable to entrust such responsibilities to the professionals from DreamWorks Tree Services in order to ensure and achieve optimal results.

Knowledgeable and Skilled Hedge Trimming and Shrub Care

In most cases, homeowners will trim or prune their hedges/shrubs with electric shears or manually using long-handled clippers.  While these may be the common and/or quickest ways to complete the task, such a general approach may not be conducive to the health of the plants in all cases.

Hedge trimming and shrub care should be based on several factors that are specific to the type of bush or shrub, including:

  • Overall health
  • Flowering period
  • Ideal size (in scale with surroundings)
  • Purpose – aesthetics, windbreak, privacy
  • Need to promote growth and blossoms (in general)
  • Need to promote interior growth (sunlight penetration)

At DreamWorks Tree Services, we take all of the above and more into consideration when pruning/trimming hedges and shrubs for our customers.   Our shrub care experts are skilled and knowledgeable with respect to:

  • Proper trimming techniques
  • Appropriate tools to be used
  • Promoting or preserving health
  • Maintaining size and/or function
  • Best times of the year for trimming
  • Protecting against wind/snow damage
  • Creating/sustaining aesthetics/curb appeal

To help maintain the health, vitality, and appearance of your hedges and/or shrubs, call the experts at DreamWorks Tree Services today at 647-261-2627 for more information on our hedge trimming and shrub care services.

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Hedge Trimming and Shrub Care
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Some homeowners may believe that planting a hedge and/or some shrubs is a good way to add landscaping to their property without the level of care and maintenance required by flower beds or gardens. Just plant a few cedars along the property line and/or a few bushes in front of the house, give them a quick trimming every so often, and essentially leave them alone to otherwise fend for themselves.
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