Can I cut my hedge with a chainsaw?
Moreover, can you cut down hedges?
The top part of the hedge can be cut off, taking as much as is desired away, or even cutting the hedge down to near ground level. An established hedge quickly re-establishes when cut back hard, but it is really a waste of its height and it takes extra time to re-grow, so hedges are usually only cut back part-way.
Additionally, can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge? You are allowed, by law, to prune the roots or branches of a hedge if it's a nuisance and protruding into your garden. And therefore your neighbour can do the same if it's your hedge. Your neighbour is responsible for maintaining hedges so they don't cause damage to neighbouring property.
Also question is, when should you cut your hedges?
Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or early spring. After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedges. Some formal hedges may need three cuts a year. Maintenance trimming is generally carried out between spring and summer.
How do I make my hedges thicker?
- Cut away the terminal bud, located at the tip of each branch of the shrub, with a pair of pruning shears.
- Select two or three branches with heavy top growth that blocks sunlight from reaching the middle of the shrub.
- Wait a few weeks until the shrub produces new shoots from the pruning cuts.