Ottawa Hedge Trimming & Shaping

Ottawa Hedge Trimming & Shaping

Hedges create a natural looking boundary instead of looking at walls, fences and other artificial structures. Regardless of ownership, no-one can trim or cut a hedge if the action damages active birds’ nests, and hence violates the Wildlife and Countryside Act. When it comes to trimming hedges, especially formal hedges, your 20V MAX Lithium 22 in. POWERCUT Hedge Trimmer is the perfect tool.

For various reasons it might be necessary to remove a hedge if it becomes an obstruction or you are looking to alter the layout of your garden. For the majority of farmers the hedge trimming period starts on 1 September and ends on 28 February 2017. Formal hedges usually require trimming several times a year to keep them looking neat.

Our Arborist hedge specialists use string-lines and spirit levels so you know it’ll be neat, straight and look great. Maintenance trimming is done on adult hedges to keep them from getting messy, and this trimming is usually done once a year for informal hedges, and twice or thrice a year for formal hedges.

To cut the top of the hedge flat, hold the trimmer’s cutting bar perfectly level and slowly guide it left to right, then right to left. Our handy Tree & Hedge Work Terminology Guide is a great starting point to understand the most common phrases. Clear the work area of all obstacles, and look out for hoses and wires that may be hidden by the hedge.

Our arborists are skilled hedge timmers and clippers so whether it’s a pyramid, spiral, tiers or the simple ball shape that you’re after then our team can create and maintain that topiary form for you. Below are detailed descriptions of hedge trimmers and advice on how to trim a hedge.