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Project Overview

Hedges need regular trimming to keep in good shape and promote healthy, dense growth. You should trim 3-4 times per year at the turn of the season for the best results. We’ll show you how to trim non-established hedge along the top, leaving the sides to promote growth.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Trimming a hedge with manual shears
2 Trimming with battery hedge shears
  • Step 1. Trimming a hedge with manual shears

    Start at the end of your hedge and work your way along for a consistent cut. Keep your shears level and you will get a crisp top. If you can, assess your cuts at eye-level to make sure you have done an even job.
  • Step 2. Trimming with battery hedge shears

    When trimming hedges with electric or battery-operated shears, it’s important to maintain an even flow when you cut. This is the easiest way to get a crisp line on your hedge. Make sure that you keep the trimmer at a horizontal position so you avoid an uneven line.

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