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Hedge Trimming

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What is Hedge Trimming?

Whether kept formally or informally, hedges need regular trimming. Informal hedges, if left to grow unkempt, will often swamp their surrounding environment. In urban settings, pruning informal hedges once a year will generally be enough to curb excessive growth and it is usually carried out in spring.

For more formal and decorative hedges, trimming needs to be repeated throughout the year, again usually in spring but may need to be repeated throughout the summer and autumn, depending on the speed of growth and the desired aesthetics.

As well as established hedges, the newly planted ones will also need regular maintenance to encourage the correct shape and size. For new hedges – both formal and informal – it is essential that pruning is carried out regularly in the first couple of years. It is rarely possible to encourage gaps in the growth to be filled once the hedge has grown.

Our hedge trimming service is usually provided as part of a bigger package of garden and park maintenance.

Hedge Trimming FAQs

Put simply, hedge trimming is the purposeful maintenance of a hedge by cutting it back into shape. This has two main benefits:
  • Hedge trimming improves the health of the hedge by helping it to take shape, and by allowing new growth to flourish.
  • Hedge trimming improves the aesthetics of the hedge: There’s nothing messier than an untended hedge!
Young hedges require formative trimming during their first couple of years. This helps them to grow big and strong. Established hedges need regular trimming, with frequency and intensity varying between types. This is required to keep the hedge at a manageable shape and size, and to encourage ongoing healthy growth.
Some hedgerows may not be cut during bird nesting season (1/3 – 31/7 inclusive), but this is unlikely to impact residential hedges.
There isn’t a legal maximum height for hedges, although your neighbours may not be particularly pleased once they pass a certain height!
Our hedge trimming quote will depend on a few factors including size, age, and number of hedges that need trimming. We’ll talk you through our n0-obligation quote to give you an idea of costs before you commit to anything.

Areas we cover

London Hedge Trimming

Our main areas are Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham, but we offer Hedge Trimming in the following areas:

BR1. Bickley, Sundridge.

BR2. Bromley Common, Hayes, Shortlands, Keston, Leaves Green.

BR3. Beckenham, Eden Park, Park Langley.

BR4. West Wickham.

BR5. Petts Wood, Ruxley.

BR6. Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratts Bottom, Well Hill.

BR7. Chislehurst, Elmstead.

SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17. Lambeth, Southwark

SE2, SE18, SE28. Bexley, Greenwich

SE3. Blackheath

SE4. Brockley, Crofton Park

SE5. Camberwell, Denmark Hill

SE6. Catford, Hither Green

SE7. Greenwich, Charlton

SE8. Deptford, Evelyn

SE9. Eltham, Mottingham, Kidbrooke, Shooters Hill, New Eltham

SE10. Maze Hill, Greenwich

SE12, SE13. Lewisham

SE14. Lewisham, New Cross, Telegraph Hill

SE15. Peckham, Nunhead

SE19, SE20, SE26. Sydenham, Crystal Palace

SE21, SE22, SE24. Dulwich, Dulwich village, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill

SE23. Forest Hill, Honor Oak 

SE25, SE27. South Norwood, West Norwood, Gypsy Hill

SW2. Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill

SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16. Lambeth, Stockwell, South Lambeth, Pollards Hill

TN13. Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, Riverhead

TN14. Cudham, Knockholt, Shoreham, Otford

TN16. Westerham, Biggin Hill, Tatsfield

CR0. Croydon, Sutton

CR2. Sanderstead, Selsdon.

CR3. Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham.

CR5. Coulsdon, Chipstead.

CR6. Warlingham.

CR8. Purley, Kenley

Can’t find your area? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.


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