Hedge laying and cutting in Northants, Cambs and Beds

Hedges are not just for privacy, they also provide valuable habitat for wildlife. A dense well maintained hedge can attract a wealth of bird life to your garden because of the protection from predators it offers. Hedges need to be pruned regularly to encourage new bushy, branching growth which then grows to form a dense barrier to your preferred width and height.

How often should a hedge be pruned?

Keyston Tree Services maintain hedges for customers who call us once a year to ensure their prized hedges remain healthy and stay in shape. Hedge trimming is usually carried out in the Autumn and Winter months to avoid disturbing nesting birds.

Treating brown patches in Leylandii

If you have a Leylandii hedge you may sometimes see unsightly brown patches appearing. These can be caused by a aphids and if not treated may spread and eventually kill most of the hedge. We can routinely control the aphids as part of our hedge maintenance services. However, this must be done at the end of winter or very early spring before birds begin to nest.

Hedge Laying in Northants, Cambs and Beds

Hedge laying has been used for centuries as a means of creating a barrier to contain livestock. Existing trees and shrubs are partially cut through at ground level and then bent over and secured by hazel stakes and binders to form a living fence. This skill is increasingly sought-after by farmers and private customers who value the rustic appearance and benefits for wildlife not achieved by a wall or solid fencing.

Keyston Tree Services lay hedges from late autumn to early spring and charge by the old measurement of chains (22 yards or 20 metres) which so far the EEC has not challenged!

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