Trim Your Hedge


Autumn Pruning

Autumn is a good time to prune hedges before winter hits. This will keep them looking healthy, bushy and solid. Pruning removes stored energy and encourages new growth so, after you prune make sure to feed the soil to sustain and nourish regrowth.

Without too much effort you will turn a straggly-looking plant into an elegant and stylish landscape feature. Timing is very important with pruning and it varies between plants. If you want a flowering hedge of hibiscus, bougainvillea or spiraea, prune as soon as flowering finishes. 

If you want flowers followed by fruit as with berberis or lillypilly, prune after fruit drop. If crisp lines are important, clip the hedge monthly throughout the growing season.

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