How do you cut hedges with shears?
Keeping this in consideration, can you use a hedge trimmer to cut grass?
Power hedge trimmers, which will also cut through the grass quickly and efficiently, provide another option. Hedge trimmers also have long skinny blades but let you cut significant swathes of grass without having to make rapid, swinging motions.
- 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.
Then, is there a bad time to trim hedges?
Pruning flowering hedges at the wrong time prevents the hedge from producing flowers the following season. If it flowers on new wood it produces in the spring, you can usually trim the hedge after flowering or in late winter before new growth begins.
Formal hedges should be slightly tapered on both sides so that the base is wider than the top and light can reach the bottom of the hedge. This is known as cutting the hedge to a batter. Cutting straight, crisp edges by eye can be difficult.