Trees may be the first thing we notice when we arrive on a property, but it is the hedges and shrubs that take up the majority of our landscape on the ground. Most species of hedges need to be trimmed and shaped right from their initial installation and require a regular maintenance schedule.
This can be as little as once per year for slower growing hedges such as cedar or boxwood, while other hedges such as laurel and yew may be trimmed as frequently as 2-4 times per year. It is all too common to see hedges and shrubs neglected and not maintained resulting in overgrown and less than vigorous specimens. Unfortunately, the longer maintenance is put off, the more costly and difficult it can be to attain a desired appearance and function. In some cases, it is virtually impossible for a plant to be fully restored.