When you look after your hedge properly, it becomes a beautiful garden boundary. We explain what hedge maintenance involves in addition to pruning.
If you look after your hedge well, it can grow healthily and fulfil its function. Even in the planning and planting stages, you lay the foundations for successful hedge maintenance – so you should work conscientiously on these aspects and take enough time to implement them correctly. Your planted hedge must be pruned and watered regularly and correctly. Variations in soil quality mean that most hedges also need fertiliser to grow strong and beautiful. If gaps develop even with fertiliser, or if diseased leaves appear in your hedge, you will need to act quickly: there are often simple measures you can take to protect your hedge against pests or diseases and thus save it from major damage.