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Trimming And Removal Of Hedges In Rotherham

Do you need help with pruning, trimming, or removing a hedge?

Contact us today, and we will assist you. We are trained arborists with over 20 years of experience, and we handle all types of tasks related to hedges. We can also plant them for you.

We understand that trimming hedges may not be your favorite activity. Perhaps you don’t have the time or the right tools to do the job efficiently.

We have the time, the right tools, and the knowledge to trim and remove all types of hedges.

Let us do the job for you! We have trimmed hundreds of hedges and are ready to help you with yours.

Not only that, but we get the job done:




And at the lowest price

Contact us today, and we will come for an inspection and give you a quote. This inspection is completely free! 👍

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Why Should One Trim Hedges?

Periodic trimming has several benefits. Here are some of the most important ones:

Appealing aesthetics: By trimming and maintaining the hedge regularly, you achieve a well-groomed and aesthetically pleasing one. This can create a visual appeal that enhances the overall property.

Desired shape: Periodic trimming allows you to maintain or create the desired shape and structure. The hedge’s form can be an integral part of garden design, adding an extra dimension to the outdoor environment.

Limit overgrowth: Hedge trimming prevents it from taking up too much space. This opens up room for other plants and allows for varied landscape design. It also provides space for expansions or reorganization of outdoor areas as needed.

Optimal health: By removing dead or diseased branches through trimming, you encourage healthy growth and vitality in the hedge. This care for it’s health can have positive ripple effects on the entire garden ecosystem, as it reduces the likelihood of disease spreading.

Fewer pests: Trimming hedges reduces hiding places for animals such as rats, mice and foxes. By limiting these hiding spots, you maintain a healthy and secure garden.

More sunlight: Cutting back overgrowth provides other plants in the garden or outdoor area with better access to sunlight, a critical factor for healthy growth and development.

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Better views: Hedges grow very quickly, and it often doesn’t take long for this growth to become uncontrollable. Trimming them will open up your views and make the outdoor area more organized.

More privacy: A well-trimmed hedge acts as an effective screen against curious eyes from the outside, providing not only privacy but also a sense of tranquility.

Good functionality: A well-trimmed hedge eases maintenance and provides easier access to other areas in the garden. This includes easy access to flower beds, paths, and other garden elements, making the outdoor area practical and functional.

Disease prevention: Regular trimming serves as a proactive approach to remove potential sources of disease. This reduces the chances of harmful infections spreading, thereby maintaining the overall health of the garden.

More flowers: Trimming can stimulate the hedge to produce more flowers, resulting in a colorful and flourishing outdoor atmosphere.

Extended lifespan: Regular trimming can significantly extend the lifespan of the hedge. This prevents overgrowth, diseases, and other issues that can arise from neglect, ensuring a healthy and durable garden.

As a general rule, you should not trim more than 25% of the branches, as it can harm it’s health.

Note that certain hedges may require more precise timing and approach for proper trimming than others.

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If you are in doubt or have questions about hedge trimming in Rotherham, contact us here.

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Trim Hedges?

In the UK, the best time to trim hedges is usually during late winter or early spring, typically between late February and early March. This timing is considered ideal for several reasons:

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Dormant period: Winter is a time when numerous plants and bushes are in a dormant or semi-dormant state. During this period, the plants are notably less susceptible to the stress typically associated with pruning activities. Pruning during dormancy minimizes the potential for adverse effects on the plant, as it is not actively engaged in substantial growth.

Pathogens are also dormant: During the winter, many insects, fungi, and pathogens are also dormant, and are therefore less active. It is therefore less likely that they will attack the hedge.

Bird nesting season: The UK adheres to stringent regulations to safeguard nesting birds, and the bird nesting season commences in early spring. Conducting trimming before the onset of the nesting season ensures completion of the task prior to birds initiating nest-building activities. This proactive approach mitigates the risk of disturbing nesting sites and aligns with wildlife protection regulations.

Stimulate robust growth: The strategic timing of trimming in late winter or early spring serves to stimulate robust new growth as they transition into their active growing phase. The outcome is a hedge that exhibits increased density and a healthier overall profile due to the promotion of fresh growth.

Optimal visibility: Late winter, with deciduous hedges shedding their leaves, provides enhanced visibility of it’s structure. The reduced foliage facilitates a clearer identification of potential issues such as diseases, pests, or damaged branches. This visibility contributes to effective disease control measures during the pruning process.

Favorable weather conditions: Late winter often offers more favorable weather conditions conducive to successful pruning activities. The climate is typically milder compared to the harsher winter months, presenting a more comfortable environment for gardeners to engage in trimming.

What about trimming in other seasons?

For most hedges, the primary trimming should be done in the winter. However, there are also several cases where it is appropriate to trim in the winter, and during the summer or fall.

Here are the most common reasons why trimming more than once a year can be beneficial:

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Remove damaged or diseased branches.

Achieve the optimal appearance of the hedge after leaves and branches have grown out.

Open it up to increase air circulation and sunlight.

Reduce hedges that have grown too much.

While most hedges are typically trimmed once a year, these are those that can benefit from trimming more often:

Deciduous hedges: If you have a deciduous hedge that grows rapidly, such as beech or privet, it may be appropriate to trim it both in spring and again in late summer. This helps maintain the shape and dense structure throughout the entire growing season.

Formal hedges: If you have formal hedges or those that need to be kept meticulously trimmed for aesthetic purposes, it may be necessary to trim them twice (or more) a year to maintain the desired shape. This is especially true for geometric shapes or precise garden structures.

Coniferous hedges: Some conifers, like thuja or juniper, tolerate frequent pruning well. Trimming them in the spring and again in the late summer can help keep them compact and healthy.

It is important to tailor the trimming to the specific needs of the type of hedge you have, as well as the climatic conditions in your area. If you are unsure how often you should trim your hedge or need assistance, feel free to contact us.

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How Can We Help You?

Why not let us come and inspect the hedge you want to trim? We do this completely free of charge. Get in touch here, and we’ll arrange a convenient time for a free inspection! 👍

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After we have taken a look at the hedge you want to trim or remove, we will provide you with a price quote for the job.

We will also create a document that includes a cost breakdown, timeframe, and all other necessary details.

Typically, we can start the work immediately or within a few days.

Once the trimming is complete, there will usually be many branches on the ground. If desired, we are happy to take all of this debris and dispose of it. If you want to keep the branches, just let us know. We can also grind the branches into woodchips if you want that.

Whether we take the branches with us or not before we leave, we will make sure to clean up and leave your property in top condition.

Our goal is to carry out the job as safely, professionally, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible for you. We want you to be super satisfied with the work, and we hope you reach out to us the next time you need assistance. 👍

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How Do We Trim Hedges?

Since hedges are usually meant to provide privacy, it’s essential that they are as dense as possible from top to bottom. In most cases, it should also be trimmed so that the top is somewhat narrower than the bottom. This shape ensures that the lower branches along the sides of the hedge receive sufficient sunlight to grow and fill out it’s body.

To maintain straight lines when trimming, we usually set up guide strings as reference points. We attach these strings to stakes inserted into the ground at the ends of the hedge row. The strings guide us as we do the trimming.

Usually, four strings are enough – one at the top and one at the bottom on each side of the hedge. However, on very tall hedges, a third intermediate string on each side can be helpful.

We typically start by trimming the top to create a nice and straight surface. Then, we trim the sides to make them as even as possible with the guide strings. We usually use both manual hedge shears and motorized saws to achieve the best possible results.

Typically, we finish by trimming the ends.

This is the method we normally use for standard hedge trimming, but depending on the type of hedge and the desired shape, methods can vary.

Trimming usually stimulates a hedge to respond with new and vigorous growth. This is a good time to provide it with nutrients. Therefore, we recommend a gentle fertilization with compost or slow-release fertilizer. We also recommend watering thoroughly to help kickstart new growth and facilitate the absorption of nutrients.

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Removal Of Hedge In Rotherham

Do you need help removing a hedge?

Whether you need the removal of one or more hedges due to overgrowth, disease, or to make space for new landscaping, our experienced team is ready to handle the task.

There are several reasons why customers choose to remove a hedge. Sometimes it has become old or lost its shape. Other times, disease or pest infestations can make it unhealthy, and removal becomes necessary. Some customers also want to free up space for new landscaping projects or changes in garden design.

When we remove a hedge, we will apply different methods depending on it’s size, the areas around it, and whether we have easy access with machinery and personnel.

Before starting the job, we always check for water pipes, cables, or other objects in the ground where the hedge stands, to avoid causing damage to infrastructure.

Usually, we will first cut it down so that only the roots remain. If the roots are not removed, the hedge will typically continue to grow. So if you want to plant a new hedge, lay a lawn where the hedge is, or use the area for something else, it’s essential to remove the roots.

Typically, we will use a mini excavator, a stump remover, or other machinery to extract all the roots.

Once we have completed the removal, we will also ensure that all waste is collected in an environmentally friendly manner and delivered to an appropriate facility for disposal.

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How Much Does Hedge Trimming Cost In Rotherham?

The price of hedge trimming will depend on these factors:

The higher and longer the hedge is, the more expensive it becomes to prune. As an example, one that is 80 cm high will normally take less time to prune than one that is 200 cm high.

Whether you want us to trim one side or both, and whether you want us to lower the top, will also impact the price.

If the hedge’s health is poor (for example, if it is attacked by insects or fungi), it may cost more since the job will require more safety and caution.

The type of hedge will also play a role in the cost. One consisting of small, delicate leaves will take longer to prune and will be more expensive than one of robust, evergreen needles.

If we have good access to the hedge with machinery and personnel, the costs will generally be kept down.

If the hedge is healthy and easy to work with, it will be cheaper to prune than one that is overgrown and difficult to handle.

If you want to create a topiary or another intricate shape, the cost will be higher than if you just want a simple trimming. This is because it takes more time and skill to create these shapes.

Depending on the factors above, these are the costs for trimming hedges of different lengths:

Hedge Length Price (£)
5 metres 75 – 200
10 metres 100 – 300
15 metres 200 – 400
20 metres 300 – 500
25 metres 400 – 600
30 metres 500 – 700
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However, there may also be specific circumstances related to the job that can impact the price. Therefore, the above prices are intended to be indicative.

For us to provide you with an accurate price for the job, we need either to come for an inspection of the hedges you want to trim, or we need pictures or videos. In some cases, we can offer a price quote if we have good pictures or video.

After we have understood the scope of the job, we will provide you with a concrete price quote.

Please contact us here, and we will come for an inspection as quickly as possible.

Our inspection is completely free of charge. 👍

You can find more information about hedge trimming prices in Rotherham here.

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We Always Prioritize Safety

Safety is our top priority. This means that we always carefully assess the hedges, surroundings, and potential hazards before we start trimming.

When trimming and pruning hedges, we always employ secure working methods. We use machinery and manual labour to perform the job as efficiently and safely as possible.

This allows us to carry out our work with care, minimising any risks and hazards as much as possible.

We have liability insurance and personal injury insurance for all our employees, and we always use necessary safety equipment when on assignments. We have developed a well-thought-out plan to identify potential hazards associated with our own operations.

Furthermore, we use a safety job analysis to assess risks and ensure safety on all assignments we undertake.

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