The time of year has come for tackling those unsightly hedges, which with the prolonged wet weather during the summer have grown more than ever this year. It's worth taking the time to cut them at this time of year - this should see you through to early summer when they will need doing again. The benefits of cutting your hedges twice a year include ending up with a healthier hedge; regular care of your hedge will encourage bushier growth and you'll not end having to cut it back to bare wood because it's got out of shape plus it doesn't become such an arduous task each time!
Starting from scratch....It's also a great time of year to think about planting a hedge too - local nurseries are full of plants ideal for this task such as Laurel, Photinia, Escallonia, Grisellina, Arbutus, and Eleagnus. Obviously there are many more that you can choose from. If you need advice on planting a hedge, how to go about it, what to plant, planting distances between plants and how to care for your new hedge, or you'd like help with putting one in, don't hesitate to get in touch .... firstname.lastname@example.org