Shrub beds need attention throughout the year, with the main pruning being undertaken in the winter when the plants are dormant. This is the time to get the beds ready for the summer. Hand weeding or herbicide treatment needs undertaking at regular intervals throughout the growing season to maintain the beds in a clean condition.
Some species require pruning during the growing season in accordance with good horticultural practice to promote flowering in subsequent years. Also it may be necessary to prune during the growing season to keep walkways clear.
Ornamental hedges are pruned at the end of July when the birds have finished nesting and again in November. Sometimes further visits are required for species such as Taxus baccata (Yew) to maintain the shape and form. Hedges consisting of more native species are usually only pruned in the autumn.
We can also undertake some work to trees. Crown lifting allows access to the ground under the trees for mowing and also prevents the branches restricting footpaths and roads. Pruning from ground level can also be done effectively and we have staff qualified for using Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS) which enables us to work at height.